Saturday afternoon we came across an adult breeding plumaged American Avocet in Houston County. The bird was on one of the man made islands off the overlook about 4 miles south of Brownsville on Hwy 26. It was off the wooden overlook, not the drive-in one. The bird was originally seen about 2:30 and was still present when we came by again about 6:30 PM. It was on the long island that had no plant growth and had several hundred Ring-billed Gulls for company. This island is just south of looking straight across the river.
While not a first county record, we suspect that there are not many records.
Dennis and Barbara Martin
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