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Palm Beach County Birding

I spent the morning and early afternoon birding at various locations in Palm Beach County. I located the Neotropic Cormorant at Wakodahatchee Wetlands at the usual place, one of the tree islands near the sign for "Wading Birds". The Vermilion Flycatcher was also located at Loxahatchee NWR. It was found on the Marsh Trail, about half a mile south of the parking lot, on the east side of the intersection of cells C-8 and C-9. As a bonus, a Barred Owl was seen from the boardwalk near the Visitor Center. A short seawatch at the Boynton Beach Inlet produced a Common Loon and many Northern Gannets.

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Brian Rapoza
7 months ago

Thanks, Jim, for providing the specific locations where you saw these birds (frustratingly, most bird posts fail to include this info). I've added your specifics to the Rare Bird Update.

Jerry Deamud
5 days ago

I’m not particularly a birdwatcher but I heard an on usual Colin the tree near me on Edgewater Drive near Lake Clarke Shores. I have some pictures of a very colorful bird. Blacktail, yellow breast, orange head, long pointed black beak. Very active. The call that drew my attention sounded like a train bird call but did not go very far. Then the bird begin a singing song but I did not think to record the sound. Sorry. I’m trying to identify her through the Cornell university website. It appears to be some sort of oriole. I can give you the specific location if you need it. The call that drew my attention sounded like a train bird call but did not go very far. Then the bird begin a singing song but I did not think to record the sound. Sorry. I’m trying to identify her through the Cornell university website. It appears to be some sort of oriole. I can give you the specific location if you want it. My late wife worked in several birds shops and enjoyed it tremendously. She could attract any animal and birds loved her. I can’t recall ever seeing a bird like this.

Jerry Deamud
3 days ago

Follow up to my previous comments. First, autocorrect messed up my intention to say I heard a call from the tree. Not a Colin.

On to what’s important. I’ve done an Internet search and used an online tool to identify the bird. I’m convinced it was an Altimira Oriole. All the markings match and the recorded call on YouTube matched what I heard. I understand it is not common to our area and hope it brings some excitement to the birder community.

Brian Rapoza
3 days ago

Have you considered Spot-breasted Oriole, an introduced species here in South Florida?

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