This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through 10/13/2016. To report rare or unusual bird sightings in the Austin area, provide recent sighting updates, or inquire about location details on birds listed below, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If submitting a bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact information.
Rarities Found This Week
A juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was photographed off Witter Lane just east of Belton, Bell, on 10/8.
A juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was photographed at the dead end of Platt Lane (Hornsby Bend) in Austin, Travis, on 10/3. The bird was not relocated.
A SAY’S PHOEBE was reported in Lago Vista, Travis, on 10/5 at the high school near the practice fields.
Continuing Bird(s) From Previous Week
- Two GREAT KISKADEEs continue at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown, Williamson, most recently observed on 10/12.