Hello Bird Lovers!
It's the most wonderful time of the year - to see the Mexican Freetail Bats down on Congress Ave. Get the best view from the Austin American Statesman parking lot. The millions of bats emerge any time between 8:45pm and 9:30pm.
For more information on best viewing locations and emergence times, click here.
Checking out this month are the Painted Buntings and the Purple Martins. Be on the lookout for the bright colors of the bunting as they stop by for a drink or a bite at your feeder on their long trip back to Central America and South America.
The Purple Martins here in Austin gather and roost by the thousands at Highland Mall near Airport Blvd in preparation for their trek back to South America. Each night before they roost they put on quite a show, entertaining people of all kinds (birders or not).
The dog days of summer always remind us of just how important water is to birds. Water can be even more vital than seed during this time. Providing water now, whether it is in a bird bath or a sprinkler system, is very beneficial to the bird population and even helps bring them into your yard.