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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
17 days 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
13 days ago

very interesting, thanks!

Joe MDO
11 days ago

Glad you guys liked it!

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