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Need help identifying water bird


New to birding in South Florida (started the weekend of the Backyard Bird Count on 2/15) and have been unable to identify a species I saw wading in a nature preserve (Sheridan Street Mitigation Bank) in Pembroke Pines, next to the Everglades. Have a short video clip with the bird calling out.

My guess is it’s a coot but the sound doesn’t match up with Merlin.

Any help is appreciated.


Ric R


Brian Rapoza
3 months ago

Ric, if you provide a link to your video clip, we may be able to help.

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