South Florida Weekly Rare Bird Update

Brian Rapoza: August 24 – August 30, 2014

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

Recent Reports

Willow Flycatcher
Aerojet Road, Homestead, Miami-Dade County: Last reported August 24 (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 4.5 miles to Aerojet Road (SW 232 Street). Turn left and drive south about 1 mile to a locked yellow gate. The bird was heard beyond the gate. Alder Flycatchers were also seen in this area.


Older Reports

Lark Sparrow
Flamingo, Everglades National Park, Monroe County: Reported August 23 (TAS BirdBoard)
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. From the fee station, continue west 38 miles to Flamingo. The bird was seen along the edge of the boat ramp parking area nearest the visitor center. Shiny Cowbirds were also seen in this area. Another Lark Sparrow, possibly the same individual, as seen near the Flamingo campground entrance, reported August 21 (eBird).


South Florida Specialties

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