Date: 7/11/18 4:09 am
From: Shelia Hargis <shelia.hargis...>
Subject: [texbirds] Update on "Austin" Purple Martin Roost
Good morning,

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post on Monday about the unknown
location of the Austin Purple Martin roost. Thanks to some Purple Martin
landlords in the Round Rock area, the roost has been located. The birds
have moved to Round Rock, apparently the latest casualties of the
skyrocketing cost of living in Austin. They are roosting near the
Applebee's at 2700 Parker Dr, Ste A, Round Rock, Tx 78681.

Several of us were there last night to check out the situation and there
were thousands of birds swirling around. We estimated 400,000 - 500,000
birds! Travis Audubon staff will be working today to contact the management
company and get permission to hold our annual Purple Martin Parties.
Updates will be posted to

This location is wonderful for viewing the show. I hope to see you at a
party! And while you're in the area, have dinner at one of the many
restaurants in the area. Let them know you're there to see the Purple


Shelia Hargis
Texas Ornithological Society

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