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TAS Everglades, March 7, 2020

Over 20 birders participated. The list includes a few easily seen species from between Florida City and ENP. Other than that, I haven't included anything seen/heard prior to the start of the walk. I may have missed a few species seen or heard by others during the walk. The winds reduced the overall total, but we had a good day anyway.

In order, we visited the following locations: Coe Visitor's Center, Lucky Hammock, Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails, Hidden Lake Road, Research Road, Long Pine Key (lunch), Mahogany Hammock, Paurotis Pond, Nine Mile Pond, West Lake, Mrazek Pond, Flamingo Visitor's Center, Eco Pond, and the Amphitheater and nearby shoreline at Flamingo.

Some of us saw White-tailed Deer on Research Rd and Manatee at Flamingo.

Mourning Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Rock Pigeon
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Purple Gallinule (a few at Anhinga Trail)
Wood Stork
Double-crested Cormorant
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
American (Great) Egret
Great Blue Heron
Great White Heron (two at Flamingo)
Black-necked Stilt (Eco Pond)
American Avocet (Shoreline near Amphitheater)
Marbled Godwit
Western Willet
Caspian Tern
Laughing Gull
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Swallow-tailed Kite (double digits!)
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle (3 or 4 locations)
Red-shouldered Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk (both morphs)
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard)
American Kestrel
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Hidden Lake Rd)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Purple Martin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern House-Wren (heard)
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
House Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow (heard at Missle Base)
Eastern Towhee (heard during lunch)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Myrtle Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting


Joel n Rosenthal
26 days ago

Some of the group wound up splitting up at the end and visited Eco pond, where we were treated to an impressive aerial dogfight that lasted the better part of 5 minutes, with a bald eagle intent on stealing an osprey's catch-the osprey lost. A merlin also treated us to a few fly bys.
I am attaching a link to some of the photos I took-mostly heavily cropped, so
not the best-but a record of some of the birds seen. Some can be enlarged by clicking on them. They are the first 21 images on the photostream link

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