This trip was part of a monthly survey of the Colorado River corridor between Austin and Bastrop. It takes place the first Saturday of the month and is led by Claude Morris (who also keeps the detailed lists as seen below). If you’re in the Austin area and want to join in, let me know. Birding on the water provides a great perspective and beautiful scenery. Hope to see you on the water!
Report by Claude Morris.
Location: Webberville to Big Webberville Park near Austin, Texas
Observation date: 4/4/09
Two species stand out as being good finds today. A Pileated Woodpecker, just because it is not an everyday bird, and two Great Crested Flycatchers, because they represent a return of our summer birds, were probably our two best species of the day. We also got an unusually high count of Crested Caracara at 10. I also think we got three Nashville Warblers singing. It was an incomplete song but I listed them as Nashville.
I also need to mention that we saw no Osprey, White-eyed Vireos are plentiful and we got several Little Blue Herons.
Our species total was a bit low at 42. Again I think the blustery wind early in the morning kept some of the smaller birds hidden in the woods.
This month I want to again thank Ananda Debnath for being my co-pilot. Once the clouds and chill burned off it turned into a beautiful day. Thanks Ananda.
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