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TAS STA 5/6 Tour Trip Report, 11/17/18

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)
American Wigeon
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead (female)
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Common Ground-Dove
Mourning Dove
King Rail (heard)
Virginia Rail (heard)
Sora (heard)
Purple Gallinule
Gray-headed Swamphen
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt (>100)
Long-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Caspian Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern (heard)
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Snail Kite (several)
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk (on Blumberg Road as we were leaving)
Belted Kingfisher
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
Savannah Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Yellowthroat
Palm Warbler

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.


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