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    Default Crested caracara in north Texas?

    A friend of mine (non-birder) was playing golf in Irving yesterday, and took a couple of photos of a bird he saw there, and asked me to ID it. His smartphone photos were quite good, and it was unmistakably a crested caracara. I've never seen this species in north Texas; I've only seen them in the Rio Grande Valley. It appears that perhaps Dallas is on the edge of the range map I looked at.

    Have you seen this species in the Dallas area? I'm just wondering how rare his sighting was, if in fact it was even rare at all. Thanks.

    Russ

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    Default Re: Crested caracara in north Texas?

    They're uncommon but regular through the area. There are a few spots in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties where they've nested in recent years. You generally find them in areas that are more open, but they wander a lot.

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    Default Re: Crested caracara in north Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaine_Carnes View Post
    They're uncommon but regular through the area. There are a few spots in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties where they've nested in recent years. You generally find them in areas that are more open, but they wander a lot.
    Thanks. That's helpful.

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    Default Re: Crested caracara in north Texas?

    They are mostly seen in Arizona, Texas, and Florida. But it is a bird of open country. So nothing unusual.

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