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TAS C-357 Sparrow Field Walk, 12/8/18

Twelve birders joined me for this morning's TAS walk at the C-357 Sparrow Fields in the East Everglades. Virtually all of the water that had been in the impoundments the past few weeks has disappeared, so we didn't see a single duck. Sparrows were also scarce; only Grasshopper, Savannah and Eastern Towhee. A flock of American Goldfinch circled over us, my first of the season. John Hutchison reported hearing a Dickcissel calling, but never saw it. Here's what was tallied, either by me or by participants (let me know if I missed anything):
Eurasian Collared Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Mourning Dove
Lesser Yellowlegs
Wood Stork
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Eastern Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
American Goldfinch
Grasshopper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Common Yellowthroat
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Painted Bunting


6 months ago

Is there access to Sparrow Fields for the general public? Where would parking be allowed?

Brian Rapoza
6 months ago

To access the sparrow fields, park at the turnaround at the gate at the end of SW 168 Street. Walk up the berm on the other side of the gate, around the south gate on top of the berm, then walk south on the berm about 0.5 miles to the first impoundment.

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