It is highly likely that the Roadside Hawk recently visiting the Thicket at Frontera Audubon has met its demise. It is suspected that a Great Horned Owl killed the hawk early Saturday a.m. as feathers matching the Roadside Hawk’s distinctive coloration and markings were found near the feeding station. The feathers have been sent to Dr. Keith Arnold at Texas A&M to be identified and archived for research on the migration of the bird and its origin (either eastern or western Mexico). It is a shame that more people did not have the opportunity to see this bird at Frontera, but we are happy that a juvenile Roadside Hawk has now been sighted at Falcon Dam.
Beginning today, Frontera returns to usual operating hours: Open Wed. thru Sat. 8a.m.-4p.m., Sun. Noon till 4p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday except by appt.
Guided bird walks this Wed. and Fri. with Tom Pendleton 9a.m. – 11a.m.