We visited two great parks. Hornsby Bend and St. Edwards Park. Both are in Travis County and both are great parks with a great diversity of habitat and wildlife. While we dipped on some Texas endemics and specialties, I can't wait to go back and bird the Lone Star State! Maybe next time, McAllen or El Paso. What are your ideas?
During our visits to Austin and Bastrop in Texas, I managed to pick up 3 life birds:
Eurasian Collared Dove
We also got any year birds that we wouldn't normally expect to get in New England
Eurasian Collard Dove
American Coots with a running Take off!
Blue Winged Teal
Total Birds in Texas in 2014: 42
Year Birds: 152 (73 to go!)
Life List 335 (65 to go!)