Date: 7/11/18 4:09 am From: Shelia Hargis <shelia.hargis...> Subject: [texbirds] Update on "Austin" Purple Martin Roost
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 https://travisaudubon.org/purple-martin-parties.
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 Martins.
-- Shelia Hargis President Texas Ornithological Society