Written by an area Landscape Architect and birdwatcher with over 30 years of experience with landscaping in north Texas: what works and what doesn't. Emphasis on attracting birds to north Texas yards, and reducing required yard maintenance. Tips, trivia and proven advice for a natural, low-cost approach for this unique and sensitive part of the country.
Follow by Email
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When is a bird “Accidental” in birdspeak?
"Accidental" is the
term used by avid birders to describe a bird that’s visiting where it shouldn’t
normally be.One or two (or a whole
flock) will suddenly show up for no apparent reason. Example: a Snow Bunting at
Lake Lewisville instead of its native Pacific Northwest (it happened last
year). Another real example is a Brant (a shoreline bird normally seen in
winter on the east and west coasts) that was seen by several people in west
Texas. The reason could be a strong wind (hurricane?) or that it just got very
OWEN YOST, in addition to
being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived and
worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime
Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of
Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His
office is at Yost87@charter.net in Denton.