Date: 1/12/18 9:27 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Far Southwest Austin
Thanks Bert: That should place that sighting north of Utley. I was
completely unaware of this Travis Co. find.
On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM, <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
>
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> 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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