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: Utley Bridge (Hwy 969) to Tarcoola Ranch near Austin, Texas
Distance: ~9 miles
Observation date: 6/6/09
Summer is here and the heat is on. On a day that proved itself to be a difficult birding day we managed to find two Prothonotary Warblers, our target bird.
Some of our better sightings for the day include Prothonotary Warbler, Bald Eagle, Northern Parula, Green Kingfisher, and Swainson’s Hawk.
The rest of our list of 45 species was rather common.
What was not common was our group of birders. I have to thank Julie Bollman, Pam Hohman, Sam Byars, Chris Masey, Jason Stuck, Kevin Anderson, and Eric Carpenter for their help today.
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