South Florida Weekly Rare Bird Update

Brian Rapoza: October 19 – October 25, 2014

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

Recent Reports

MacGillivray's Warbler
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Key West, Monroe County: Reported October 21 (eBird)
Directions: From US 1 (N Roosevelt Boulevard) in Key West, drive west to Truman Avenue. Continue west to Whitehead Street. Turn right and drive 0.5 miles to Southard Street. Turn left and follow the signs to the park entrance (fee, open 8:00 AM until sunset). The bird was seen in the parking area near the restrooms closest to the park entrance.

Neotropic Cormorant
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County: Last reported October 19 (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.

Older Reports

Say's Phoebe
Key Largo, Monroe County: Last reported October 18 (TAS BirdBoard)
Directions: From the intersection of Florida's Turnpike and US 1 in Florida City, drive south 21 miles on US 1 to CR 905 in Key Largo. Turn left and drive north about 2 miles to Valois Blvd. The bird was last seen at the east end of Valois Blvd.

South Florida Specialties

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