Twelve birders joined me for today's TAS tour to STA-5/6 in Hendry County. Birds seen on CR 833 and CR 835, en route to STA-5/6 included Wild Turkey, Wood Stork, Bald Eagle (an adult), Crested Caracara, Pileated Woodpecker and American Crow.
Birds tallied at STA-5/6 included the following:
Fulvous Whistling-Duck (>100)
King Rail (heard)
Virginia Rail (heard)
Black-necked Stilt (>100)
American Bittern (heard)
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Snail Kite (several)
Red-tailed Hawk (on Blumberg Road as we were leaving)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
On our way back to Miami, Bill Boeringer and I stopped at the Broward County rest area on Alligator Alley (I-75), where we found White-crowned and Swamp Sparrow, among the 18 species seen during our brief stop.
As always, thanks to Margaret England from Hendry-Glades Audubon Society for continuing to provide access to STA-5/6.