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Everglades Natural History March, 1953: "Bird Visitors and Northeast Winds" by Willard E. Dilley

A nice read... lots of other gems if you poke around a bit on the site.

"Bird Visitors and Northeast Winds"
Species mentioned include:
dovekie, western palm warblers, myrtle warblers, red-breasted mergansers, brants, chipping sparrow, old squaw (long-tailed duck), and....
a starling! The author mentions how it seems as though they've been reluctant to spread south...wow!
http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/uf%3A36233

Another read from the same journal mentions a few other species and a panther sighting:
http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/uf%3A36236

And lastly one that mostly describes glossy ibis occurrence:
http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/uf%3A36235

In that last one there's mention of a "fire tower" south of Tamiami Trail, which led me to google search "fire tower everglades." Found a New York Times article from 1964 when Shark Valley opened:

https://www.nytimes.com/1964/12/13/archives/tourists-in-the-everglades-new-road-leads-deep-inside-federal.html

Hope you enjoy these great reads!
-Joe MDO

http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/uf%3A36233

Comments

Stephen Paez
3 months ago

Thanks for the attachments Joseph. Read them all. I love reading about birding and bird life in South Florida in the past. It gives me an understanding of past bird species status.

Bill Boeringer
3 months ago

very interesting, thanks!

Joe MDO
2 months ago

Glad you guys liked it!

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