[texbirds] Austin Area RBA

  • From: Nate McGowan <natemcgowanbirds@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:37:37 -0500

This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert. This update is as of 6/11/2015.
Send interesting sightings, complete with species name, location, and
contact information to Nate McGowan at natemcgowanbirds@xxxxxxxxx.
-Rarities found this week-

A LONG-BILLED THRASHER was an outstanding find at a private residence in
western *Travis*, most recently 6/11. The bird has been well photographed.

A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was seen on private property in *Bastrop*, 6/10.

Three LEAST TERNS were photographed at Friendship Park on Granger Lake,
*Williamson*, 6/7.

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was late at a private residence in *Williamson, *

A flock of eleven CEDAR WAXWINGS was late at Webberville Park, *Travis*,

A MAGNOLIA WARBLER was late at Lake Creek Trail, *Williamson, *6/6.

-Continuing birds from previous weeks-

A family group of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continued near Alum Creek at
Bastrop State Park, *Bastrop*, 6/6.

A GREAT KISKADEE continued at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown, *Williamson*,

A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continued at Commons Ford, *Travis*, 6/9.

Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60 mile radius, centered on the
Capitol in downtown Austin. Bird sightings mentioned here have been
filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine.
When documentation or photographs were provided, that is mentioned along
with the other information about the bird(s) being seen. For questions or
updates about birds mentioned here, or to report rare or unusual bird
sightings in the Austin area, please send an email to

Nate McGowan
Rare Bird Alert Compiler
Austin, TX

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