Date: 1/12/18 8:01 am
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
Brush has had Pauraque at Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

> On Jan 12, 2018, at 9:37 AM, <bertf...> <bertf...> wrote:
>
> John, Brush,
> I have one Travis County pauraque record in my database for 12 May 2004 from
> Rudy Montez.
> "On the 12th: Marshall Johnston reported hearing 1 or 2 COMMON PAURAQUE in
> the Bull Creek canyon area in Austin. He lived in the Valley for many years
> and is very familiar with the call."
> Bert Frenz
> Oaks & Prairies of Texas
> eBird reviewer, Central Brazos Valley
> eBird reviewer, Belize
> NAB subregional editor, north-east Texas
> <Bert2...>
> www.bafrenz.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:48 PM
> To: <jcarvin43...>
> Cc: <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
>
>>>>
> John et al. That is a great find I think and I don't know if there are
> Travis records though Ebird shows none. There have been a number of records
> for Bastrop Co. since my initial finds, made by others..., and some
> of those are reflected in Ebird. Using only Ebird, the furthermost north
> records are indeed from Utley (06/2013, 05/2005, 08/1986). There may well
> be records not reflected on Ebird . Bastrop Co. is gaining steam on
> Poorwill reports as well. As close as they are to major metropolitan areas,
> Bastrop, Caldwell and Gonzales Co.s remain greatly under birded, especially
> when it comes to nocturnal species like these.
>
>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:22 PM, John Arvin <jcarvin43...> wrote:
>>
>> Early yesterday evening (Wed, Jan. 10th) just after dark on the
>> warmest evening we have had since roughly the Christmas period, I was
>> treated to about two minutes of songs from a Common Pauraque. I am not
>> sure that a Travis County record exists for this species. I know that
>> Brush Freeman has had singing birds around Utley in western Bastrop
>> County.This is about
>> 25 miles east of my location on Circle Drive off of Hwy. 290. There
>> are also records around Uvalde and Del Rio but as far as I know the
>> present report would be the most northerly Pauraque location in the
>> state. Of course this is an undocumented report. I was unable to get
>> my recording equipment ready before the bird fell silent.The species
>> (along with 40 or so other other species) has been expanding northward
>> for the last 4 or 5 decades.
>> I think I heard the bird again just before daylight this morning but
>> it was quite distant so I am not certain about today. In the same
>> general area I had a fly-over Zone-tailed Hawk today the 11th about
>> 11:00 am.This is another species that has expanded its Texas range
>> dramatically recently
>>
>> jca
>>
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