South Florida Weekly Rare Bird Update

Brian Rapoza: April 12 – 18, 2015

Please post updates on the TAS BirdBoard, positive or negative, for the following:

Recent Reports

Red-billed Tropicbird
Offshore from Boynton Inlet, Palm Beach County: Reported April 16 (TAS BirdBoard, eBird)
Directions: The bird was seen about 4 miles offshore during a pelagic trip organized by Audubon of the Everglades.

Neotropic Cormorant
Peaceful Waters Sanctuary, Village Park, Wellington, Palm Beach County: Reported April 14 (eBird)
Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at Lake Worth Blvd. (Exit 93). Drive west 4 miles to S 120 Avenue. Turn right and drive north 1 mile to Pierson Road. Turn right and drive east 0.3 miles to the Village Park entrance. The sanctuary is located in the southwest corner of the park (no fee, open sunrise to sunset).

Older Reports

American Flamingo
Paurotis Pond, Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County: Reported April 11 (eBird)
Directions: From the intersection of Florida's Turnpike and US 1 in Florida City, turn right on Palm Drive (SW 344 Street) and drive west 1.6 miles. Turn left on SW 192 Avenue and drive south 2 miles. Turn right on SW 376 Street (SR 9336) and drive west 5 miles to the park entrance (fee, open 24 hours). From the fee station, continue west 23.5 miles to Paurotis Pond. The bird was seen in flight near the pond.

Neotropic Cormorant
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County: Last reported April 9 (eBird)
Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at Atlantic Avenue (exit 81). Drive east 1.7 miles to Jog Road. Turn left and drive north 1.5 miles to the entrance (no fee, open sunrise to sunset). Several birds, some possible hybrids, have been present at rookeries along the boardwalk.

South Florida Specialties

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