Archive: 2001-2002 Caloosa Bird Club Field Trip Results

(Uncommon/Rare Species in BOLD CAPS)

* = Pre or Post-Trip Sighting

¶ = Questionable species

 

November 12, 2001 -- Barron Park (LaBelle), Devil's Garden/Alvah's Alley/Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest (40 participants & 56 species)

Weather: Temperature 64°-75°; Wind: light; Sky: partly cloudy; General Conditions: excellent (some cane smoke.)

 Double-crested Cormorant  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Anhinga  WHITE-WINGED DOVE (x1)
 Great Blue Heron  Mourning Dove
 Great Egret  Common Ground-Dove (x1)
 Snowy Egret  Belted Kingfisher
 Little Blue Heron  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Tricolored Heron  Eastern Phoebe
 Cattle Egret  SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (x1)
 Green Heron  Tree Swallow (>250,000!)
 White Ibis  Northern Rough-winged Swallow (200)
 Glossy Ibis  Blue Jay
 Roseate Spoonbill  American Crow
 Wood Stork  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Blue-winged Teal  Gray Catbird
 Black Vulture  Northern Mockingbird
 Turkey Vulture  Loggerhead Shrike
 Northern Harrier  European Starling
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Red-tailed Hawk  Pine Warbler
 Crested Caracara (x3)  Palm Warbler
 American Kestrel  Common Yellowthroat
 Common Moorhen  Northern Cardinal
 Sandhill Crane  Savannah Sparrow
 Killdeer  Red-winged Blackbird
 Lesser Yellowlegs (x3)  Eastern Meadowlark
 Spotted Sandpiper  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Common Snipe  Common Grackle
 Rock Dove  House Sparrow
 

56 species

 

November 19, 2001 -- Fort Myers Beach/Estero & Bowditch Point -- ( 39 participants & 51 species)

Weather: Temperature 70°s; Wind: zero; Sky: clear; General Conditions: beautiful sunny day!

 Brown Pelican  Sanderling
 Double-crested Cormorant  Western Sandpiper
 Magnificent Frigatebird (>75!)  Least Sandpiper
 Great Blue Heron  Dunlin
 Great Egret  Laughing Gull
 Snowy Egret  BONAPARTE'S GULL (x1)
 Little Blue Heron  Ring-billed Gull
 Tricolored Heron  Herring Gull
 Reddish Egret  Caspian Tern (x1)
 Cattle Egret  Royal Tern
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Sandwich Tern
 White Ibis  Forster's Tern (>2)
 Turkey Vulture  Eurasian Collared Dove
 Osprey  Mourning Dove
 Bald Eagle (x2)  Belted Kingfisher
 American Kestrel  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Black-bellied Plover  Blue Jay
 SNOWY PLOVER (x18)  American Crow
 Wilson's Plover (>6)  Fish Crow
 Semipalmated Plover  Northern Mockingbird
 Killdeer  Palm Warbler
 American Oystercatcher  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Willet  Common Grackle
 Spotted Sandpiper (x1)  American Goldfinch
 Whimbrel (x2)  House Sparrow
 Ruddy Turnstone

 51 species

 

November 26, 2001 -- Bunche Beach, Shell Point, & Lakes Regional Park -- ( 46 participants & 68 species)

Weather: Temperature low 80°s; Wind: 5-10 mph; Sky: few clouds; General Conditions: sunny & warm.

 Pied-billed Grebe  Western Sandpiper
 AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (x1)  Least Sandpiper
 Brown Pelican  Dunlin
 Double-crested Cormorant  Short-billed Dowitcher
 Anhinga  Common Snipe (x1)
 Magnificent Frigatebird  Laughing Gull
 Great Blue Heron  Ring-billed Gull
 Great Egret  Herring Gull (x1)
 Little Blue Heron  Caspian Tern (x1)
 Tricolored Heron  Royal Tern
 Reddish Egret  Sandwich Tern
Cattle Egret  Black Skimmer (x1)
White Ibis  Rock Dove
Wood Stork  Eurasian Collared-Dove
Black Vulture  Mourning Dove
Turkey Vulture  Common Ground Dove (x1)
 Blue-winged Teal  Ruby-throated Hummingbird (x1)
 Osprey  Belted Kingfisher
 Bald Eagle  Eastern Phoebe  
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Loggerhead Shrike
 Red-tailed Hawk  Red-eyed Vireo
 American Kestrel  Fish Crow
 Common Moorhen  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 American Coot Gray Catbird
 Black-bellied Plover  Northern Mockingbird
 Semipalmated Plover  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Killdeer  Pine Warbler (x1)
 Willet  Palm Warbler
 Spotted Sandpiper  Common Yellowthroat
 LONG-BILLED CURLEW (x1)  Northern Cardinal
 Marbled Godwit  Red-winged Blackbird
 Ruddy Turnstone  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Red Knot  Common Grackle
 Sanderling  Brown-headed Cowbird
 

 68 species

 

December 3, 2001 -- "Mystery Trip" to the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (23 participants & 42 species)

Weather: Temperature high 70°s; Wind: 0-5 mph; Sky: partly cloudy; General Conditions: sunny & humid.

 Double-crested Cormorant American Crow
 Anhinga Tufted Titmouse
 Great Blue Heron Carolina Wren
 Great Egret Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 Little Blue Heron Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Green Heron Gray Catbird
 White Ibis European Starling
 Black Vulture White-eyed Vireo
 Turkey Vulture Blue-headed Vireo
 Sharp-shinned Hawk ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
 Red-shouldered Hawk BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
 Barred Owl (heard only) Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Belted Kingfisher BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER
 Red-bellied Woodpecker Yellow-throated Warbler
 Downy Woodpecker Pine Warbler
 Northern Flicker Palm Warbler
 Pileated Woodpecker Black-and-white Warbler
 Eastern Phoebe Northern Cardinal
 Great Crested Flycatcher Eastern Meadowlark
 Tree Swallow Boat-tailed Grackle
 Blue Jay Common Grackle
 

 42 species

 

December 10, 2001 -- Punta Gorda Area of Charlotte County (41 participants & 67 species)

Weather: Temperature high low 50°s-low 70s; Wind: 0-5 mph; Sky: foggy AM - partly cloudy PM; General Conditions: humid.

 COMMON LOON  Marbled Godwit
 Pied-billed Grebe  Red Knot
 Brown Pelican  Least Sandpiper
 Double-crested Cormorant  Dunlin
 Anhinga  Laughing Gull
 Great Blue Heron  Ring-billed Gull
 Great Egret  Royal Tern
 Snowy Egret  Sandwich Tern
 Little Blue Heron  Rock Dove
 Tricolored Heron  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Cattle Egret  Mourning Dove
 Green Heron  BURROWING OWL
 White Ibis  Belted Kingfisher
 Wood Stork  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Mottled Duck  Downy Woodpecker
 Mallard  Tree Swallow
 Blue-winged Teal  Blue Jay
 Ring-necked Duck  Fish Crow
 Lesser Scaup  Carolina Wren
 Hooded Merganser  Blue-gray Gnatcher
 RUDDY DUCK  Gray Catbird
 Black Vulture  Northern Mockingbird
 Turkey Vulture  Loggerhead Shrike
 Osprey  European Starling
 Bald Eagle  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 American Kestrel  Pine Warbler
 Common Moorhen  Palm Warbler
 American Coot  Common Yellowthroat
 Black-bellied Plover  Northern Cardinal
 Semipalmated Plover  SWAMP SPARROW
 Killdeer  Red-winged Blackbird
 American Oystercatcher  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Willet  Common Grackle
 Spotted Sandpiper

 67 species

 

January 7, 2002 -- Loxahatchee N.W.R., Wakodahatchee Wetlands & John Prince Park (42 participants & 69 species)

Weather: Temperature low 50°-60°s; Wind: 5-15 mph; Sky: mostly sunny; General Conditions: windy with late shower.

Pied-billed Grebe  Killdeer
 Brown Pelican  Ring-billed Gull
 Double-crested Cormorant  Herring Gull
 Anhinga  Royal Tern
 Least Bittern  Black Skimmer
 Great Blue Heron  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Great Egret  Mourning Dove
 Snowy Egret  Belted Kingfisher
 Little Blue Heron  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Tricolored Heron  Downy Woodpecker
 Cattle Egret  Northern Flicker
 Green Heron  Pileated Woodpecker
 Black-crowned Night-Heron  Eastern Phoebe
 White Ibis  Tree Swallow
 Glossy Ibis  Northern Rough-winged Swallow
 Wood Stork  Blue Jay
 Muscovy Duck  Fish Crow
 Green-winged Teal  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Mottled Duck  Gray Catbird
 Blue-winged Teal  Northern Mockingbird
 Black Vulture  Loggerhead Shrike
 Turkey Vulture  European Starling
 Osprey  COMMON MYNA
 SNAIL KITE  White-eyed Vireo
 Bald Eagle  Blue-headed Vireo
 Northern Harrier  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Yellow-throated Warbler
 SHORT-TAILED HAWK  Prairie Warbler
 Red-tailed Hawk  Palm Warbler
 American Kestrel  Common Yellowthroat
 SORA  Northern Cardinal
 PURPLE GALLINULE  Red-winged Blackbird
 Common Moorhen  Boat-tailed Grackle
 American Coot  Common Grackle
 LIMPKIN  House Sparrow
 

 69 species

 

January 14, 2002 -- Turner River Rd./Big Cypress National Preserve (40 participants & 78 species)

Weather: Temperature low 60°s AM - mid 70°s PM; Wind: 5-10 mph; Sky: mostly cloudy; General Conditions: intermittent showers.

 Pied-billed Grebe  Belted Kingfisher
 Double-crested Cormorant  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Anhinga  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
 Great Blue Heron  Downy Woodpecker
 Great Egret  Northern Flicker
 Snowy Egret  Pileated Woodpecker
 Little Blue Heron  Eastern Phoebe
 Tricolored Heron  * VERMILION FLYCATCHER (x1-male) along Government RD. (CR.833) - Exit 14 of I-75 in Hendry County.
 * Cattle Egret -- along Government RD. (CR.833) - Exit 14 of I-75 in Broward & Hendry Counties.  Great Crested Flycatcher
 Green Heron   EASTERN KINGBIRD
 Black-crowned Night-Heron  Tree Swallow
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Blue Jay
 White Ibis  American Crow
 Glossy Ibis  BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH
 Roseate Spoonbill  Carolina Wren
 Wood Stork  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Black Vulture  Eastern Bluebird
 Turkey Vulture  American Robin
 Osprey  Gray Catbird
 * WHITE-TAILED KITE (x2) along Government RD. (CR.833) - Exit 14 of I-75 in Broward County  Northern Mockingbird
 * Northern Harrier  Brown Thrasher
 Sharp-shinned Hawk  Loggerhead Shrike
 Cooper's Hawk  European Starling
 Red-shouldered Hawk  White-eyed Vireo
 Red-tailed Hawk  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 American Kestrel  Pine Warbler
 * KING RAIL (w/15 young crossing Rte. US 41 near S.R. 29)  Palm Warbler
 SORA  Black-and-white Warbler
 PURPLE GALLINULE  AMERICAN REDSTART
 Common Moorhen  Common Yellowthroat
 * American Coot  Northern Cardinal
 * Sandhill Crane  Eastern Towhee
 Killdeer  Savannah Sparrow
 Greater Yellowlegs   SONG SPARROW
 * Lesser Yellowlegs  SWAMP SPARROW
 Short-billed Dowitcher  Red-winged Blackbird
 Common Snipe Eastern Meadowlark
 Eurasian Collared-Dove  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Mourning Dove  Common Grackle
 

 78 species

 

January 21, 2002 -- IMC/Agrico Phospahte Mines, Bartow, FL. (42 participants & 96 species)

Weather: Temperature high 50°s AM - high 70°s PM; Wind: 5-10 mph; Sky: AM fog/low clouds; General Conditions: sunny

 Pied-billed Grebe  Western Sandpiper
 HORNED GREBE (x3)  Least Sandpiper
 EARED GREBE (x1)  STILT SANDPIPER (>75)
 American White Pelican  * Short-billed Dowitcher (probably this species) -- Sarasota Celery Fields at dusk.
 Double-crested Cormorant  LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (identified by structure & call)
 Anhinga  Common Snipe
 Great Blue Heron  Laughing Gull
 Great Egret  Ring-billed Gull
 Snowy Egret  GULL-BILLED TERN (>10) with nice comparisons with resting Forster's Terns
 Little Blue Heron  Caspian Tern
 Tricolored Heron  ROYAL TERN (>5) -- uncommon inland.
 Cattle Egret  Forster's Tern
 Green Heron  Rock Dove
 Black-crowned Night-Heron  Eurasian Collared Dove
 White Ibis  * White-winged Dove (x1) Peace River Park
 Glossy Ibis  Mourning Dove
 Wood Stork  Great Horned Owl -- several sitting on nests.
 Black Vulture  Belted Kingfisher
 Turkey Vulture  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 * BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (x12) -- Sarasota Celery Fields at dusk.  Downy Woodpecker
 * SNOW GOOSE (x2) -- Sarasota Celery Fields at dusk. One adult & one immature.  * Pileated Woodpecker (along S.R. 674 near Polk/Hillsborough County line.)
 Gadwall  Eastern Phoebe
 American Wigeon  Loggerhead Shrike
 * Mallard -- Sarasota Celery Fields at dusk.  White-eyed Vireo
 Mottled Duck  Blue Jay
 Blue-winged Teal  * Fish Crow (along C.R. 640 near Pierce)
 Northern Shoveler  Tree Swallow
 Green-winged Teal  * Tufted Titmouse (Peace River Park)
 CANVASBACK (x2)  * Carolina Wren (Peace River Park)
 Ring-necked Duck  * Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Peace River Park)
 Lesser Scaup  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Hooded Merganser  * Eastern Bluebird (along S.R. 674 near Wimauma)
 Ruddy Duck  * Gray Catbird (Peace River Park)
 Osprey  Northern Mockingbird
 Bald Eagle  European Starling
 Northern Harrier  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Palm Warbler
 Red-tailed Hawk  * Black-and-white Warbler (Peace River Park)
 American Kestrel  Common Yellowthroat
 SORA (x1 -- heard only)  Eastern Towhee
 Common Moorhen  Savannah Sparrow
 American Coot  Northern Cardinal
 Sandhill Crane  Red-winged Blackbird
 Killdeer  * Eastern Meadowlark (Peace River Park)
 BLACK-NECKED STILT (x1)  Boat-tailed Grackle
 AMERICAN AVOCET (>150!)  Common Grackle
 Greater Yellowlegs  Brown-headed Cowbird
 Lesser Yellowlegs  House Sparrow
 

 96 species

 

January 28, 2002 -- Six Mile Cypress Slough (46 participants & 53 species)

Weather: Temperature high 65° AM - 82° PM; Wind: 5-10 mph; Sky: AM fog; General Conditions: sunny & hot

Pied-billed grebe  Eastern Phoebe
 Double-crested Cormorant  Great Crested Flycatcher
 Anhinga  Tree Swallow
 Great Blue Heron  Blue Jay
 Great Egret  AMERICAN CROW
 Snowy Egret  Fish Crow
 Little Blue Heron  Tufted Titmouse
 Tricolored Heron  Carolina Wren
 Green Heron  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Black-crowned Night Heron  Gray Catbird
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Northern Mockingbird
 White Ibis  European Starling
 Glossy Ibis  White-eyed Vireo
 Wood Stork  Blue-headed Vireo
 Hooded Merganser  YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
 Black Vulture  YELLOW WARBLER
 Turkey Vulture  MAGNOLIA WARBLER
 Osprey  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Bald Eagle  Yellow-throated Warbler
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Pine Warbler
 Common Moorhen  Prairie Warbler
 Mourning Dove  Palm Warbler
 Belted Kingfisher  Black-and-white Warbler
 Red-bellied Woodpecker  Northern Cardinal
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Red-winged Blackbird
 Downy Woodpecker  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Pileated Woodpecker  Common Grackle
 

 53 species

 

February 4-6, 2002 -- Perry/Chiefland (Dakotah Winery), Wakulla Springs S.P./St. Marks N.W.R., Various Tallahassee Locations & Alligator Point 20 participants & 117 species)

Weather: Temperature 50°s - 60°s; Wind: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph; Sky: AM fog; General Conditions: cool

 RED-THROATED LOON (Tallahassee)  Herring Gull
 Common Loon  Forster's Tern
 Pied-billed Grebe  Rock Dove
 HORNED GREBE (St. Marks Lighthouse)  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 American White Pelican  Mourning Dove
 Brown Pelican  Common Ground-Dove (Alligator Point)
 Double-crested Cormorant  Eastern Screech-Owl (Dakotah Winery)
 Anhinga  ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD (banded & confirmed I.D. -- Alligator Point)
 Great Blue Heron  Belted Kingfisher
 Great Egret  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Snowy Egret  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
 Little Blue Heron  Downy Woodpecker
 Tricolored Heron  HAIRY WOODPECKER
 Reddish Egret  Northern Flicker
 Cattle Egret  Pileated Woodpecker
 Green Heron  Eastern Phoebe
 Black-crowned Night-Heron  Great Crested Flycatcher
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  TROPICAL KINGBIRD (confirmed I.D. by call at St. Marks N.W.R.)
 Glossy Ibis  Tree Swallow
 White Ibis  Blue Jay
 Wood Stork  American Crow
 TUNDRA SWAN (x1 immature at Spinghill Waste Water Treatment Plant -- Tallahassee)  CAROLINA CHICKADEE
 CANADA GOOSE (Spinghill Waste Water Treatment Plant -- Tallahassee)  Tufted Titmouse
 Wood Duck  RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH (Wakulla Springs S.P.)
 Green-winged Teal  Brown-headed Nuthatch (St. Marks N.W.R.)
 Mallard  WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (Wakulla Springs S.P.)
 Blue-winged Teal  Carolina Wren
 Northern Shoveler  Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 Gadwall  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 American Wigeon  Eastern Bluebird
 Redhead  HERMIT THRUSH (Wakulla Springs S.P.)
 Ring-necked Duck  American Robin
 Lesser Scaup  Gray Catbird
 BUFFLEHEAD  Northern Mockingbird
 Hooded Merganser  AMERICAN PIPIT (Spinghill Waste Water Treatment Plant -- Tallahassee)
 Red-breasted Merganser  European Starling
 Ruddy Duck  * Loggerhead Shrike (Return trip back to Fort Myers)
 Black Vulture  White-eyed Vireo
 Turkey Vulture  Blue-headed Vireo
 Osprey  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Bald Eagle  Yellow-throated Warbler
 Northern Harrier  Pine Warbler
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Prairie Warbler
 Red-tailed Hawk  Palm Warbler
 American Kestrel  Common Yellowthroat
 Purple Gallinule  Northern Cardinal
 Common Moorhen  Eastern Towhee
 American Coot  Chipping Sparrow
 Semipalmated Plover  FIELD SPARROW (Alligator Point)
 Killdeer  VESPER SPARROW (Alligator Point)
 American Oystercatcher  Savannah Sparrow
 AMERICAN AVOCET (St. Marks Lighthouse)  SONG SPARROW (Alligator Point)
 Willet  Swamp Sparrow
 Spotted Sandpiper  WHITE-THROATED SPARROW (Alligator Point)
 Ruddy Turnstone  Red-winged Blackbird
 Least Sandpiper (Spinghill Waste Water Treatment Plant -- Tallahassee)  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Common Snipe  Common Grackle
 Bonaparte's Gull (Spinghill Waste Water Treatment Plant -- Tallahassee)  American Goldfinch
 Ring-billed Gull  House Sparrow
 

 117 species

 

February 11, 2002 -- Briggs Nature Center & Bird Rehab Center at Conservancy of SW Florida (33 participants & 56 species)

Weather: Temperature unrecorded; Wind: 0-5 mph; Sky: partly cloudy; General Conditions: sunny & warm

 Pied-billed Grebe  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Double-crested Cormorant  Mourning Dove
 Anhinga  GREAT HORNED OWL (x2 along Shell Island Rd. to Briggs Nature Center)
 Great Blue Heron  Belted Kingfisher
 Great Egret  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Snowy Egret  Downy Woodpecker
 Little Blue Heron  Eastern Phoebe
 Tricolored Heron  Tree Swallow
 Cattle Egret  Blue Jay
 * Green Heron (Eagle Lakes Community Park)  FLORIDA SCRUB-JAY (along Shell Island Rd. to Briggs Nature Center)
 * Black-crowned Night-Heron (Eagle Lakes Community Park)  Fish Crow
 White Ibis  Carolina Wren
 Glossy Ibis  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Roseate Spoonbill  Gray Catbird
 Wood Stork  Northern Mockingbird
 Mottled Duck  Loggerhead Shrike
 Blue-winged Teal  European Starling
 Hooded Merganser  White-eyed Vireo
 Black Vulture  Blue-headed Vireo
 Turkey Vulture  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Osprey  Pine Warbler
 Bald Eagle  Prairie Warbler
 Northern Harrier  Palm Warbler
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Common Yellowthroat
 Red-tailed Hawk  Eastern Towhee
 American Kestrel  * Red-winged Blackbird (Eagle Lakes Community Park)
 * Common Moorhen (Eagle Lakes Community Park)  Boat-tailed Grackle
 American Coot  Common Grackle
 Ring-billed Gull  * BRONZED COWBIRD (>9 -- Eagle Lakes Community Park)
 

56 species

 

February 18, 2002 -- Sarasota Celery Fields, Ackerman Park, A Private Golf Course & Myakka River S.P. (39 participants & 81 species)

Weather: Temperature 39° AM - 72° PM; Wind: 10-15 mph; Sky: clear; General Conditions: sunny & cool

 Pied-billed Grebe  Least Sandpiper
 American White Pelican LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER (along S.R. 72)
 Brown Pelican  Common Snipe
 Double-crested Cormorant  Laughing Gull
 Anhinga  Ring-billed Gull
 Great Blue Heron  Caspian Tern
 Great Egret  Royal Tern
 Snowy Egret  Forster's Tern
 Little Blue Heron  Rock Dove
 Tricolored Heron  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Cattle Egret  Mourning Dove
 Green Heron  MONK PARAKEET (Ackerman Park)
 Black-crowned Night-Heron  Belted Kingfisher
 White Ibis  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Glossy Ibis  Eastern Phoebe
 Wood Stork  * WESTERN KINGBIRD (x1 -- 13 miles east of Myakka River S.P. on S.R. 72)
 FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK (5 at Private Golf Course)  Purple Martin
 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK (>150 at Private Golf Course)  Tree Swallow
 Mottled Duck  Blue Jay
 Mallard  American Crow
 Blue-winged Teal  Fish Crow
 Northern Shoveler  Carolina Wren
 Lesser Scaup  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Hooded Merganser  * Eastern Bluebird (Along S.R. 780 north of Myakka River S.P.)
 Black Vuklture  Northern Mockingbird
 Turkey Vulture  Loggerhead Shrike
 Osprey  European Starling
 Bald Eagle  White-eyed Vireo
 Northern Harrier  Northern Parula
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Red-tailed Hawk  Yellow-throated Warbler
 American Kestrel  Palm Warbler
 Common Moorhen  Common Yellowthroat
 American Coot  Savannah Sparrow
 * LIMPKIN (x1 -- Myakka River Bridge along S.R. 780)  Red-winged Blackbird
 Sandhill Crane (sitting on nest along S.R. 72)  Eastern Meadowlark
 Killdeer  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Greater Yellowlegs  Common Grackle
 Lesser Yellowlegs  Brown-headed Cowbird
 SOLITARY SANDPIPER (x1 -- along S.R. 72) House Sparrow 
 Spotted Sandpiper

81 species

 

February 25, 2002 -- Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (37 participants & 71 species)

Weather: Temperature unrecorded; Wind: 0-5 mph; Sky: clear; General Conditions: sunny & mild

 Anhinga  Northern Flicker
 AMERICAN BITTERN  Pileated Woodpecker
 Great Blue Heron  Eastern Phoebe
 Great Egret  Great Crested Flycatcher
 Little Blue Heron  Tree Swallow
 Green Heron  Blue Jay
 Black-crowned Night-Heron  Tufted Titmouse
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Carolina Wren
 White Ibis  Ruby-crowned Kinglet
 * Roseate Spoonbill (Immokalee Rd. aka C.R. 846, Hendry Co.)  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Wood Stork  American Robin
 Wood Duck (pair in high Bald Cypress!)  Gray Catbird
 * Mottled Duck (Government Rd. aka C.R. 833, Broward Co.)  Northern Mockingbird
 * Blue-winged Teal (Government Rd. aka C.R. 833, Broward Co.)  European Starling
 Black Vulture  White-eyed Vireo
 Turkey Vulture  Blue-headed Vireo
 Osprey  YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
 SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (new arrival)  Northern Parula
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 * CRESTED CARACARA (Immokalee Rd. aka C.R. 846, Hendry Co. & Government Rd. aka C.R. 833, in both Hendry & Broward Co.)  Yellow-throated Warbler
 * American Kestrel (Government Rd. aka C.R. 833, Broward Co.)  Pine Warbler
 * Sandhill Crane (Government Rd. aka C.R. 833, Hendry Co.)  Palm Warbler
 * Greater Yellowlegs (Government Rd. aka C.R. 833, Broward Co.)  AMERICAN REDSTART
 Lesser Yellowlegs (Government Rd. aka C.R. 833, Broward Co.)  LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH
 * SOLITARY SANDPIPER (x1 -- in farm pond along Immokalee Rd. aka C.R. 846, Collier Co.)  Common Yellowthroat
 Eurasian Collared-Dove  Northern Cardinal
 Mourning Dove  PAINTED BUNTING
 EASTERN SCREECH-OWL  Eastern Towhee
 BARRED OWL  Swamp Sparrow
 * RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (in Bottlebrush tree along Sanctuary Rd.)  Red-winged Blackbird
 Belted Kingfisher  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Red-bellied Woodpecker  Common Grackle
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  * BALTIMORE ORIOLE (in Bottlebrush tree along Sanctuary Rd.)
 Downy Woodpecker  American Goldfinch
 HAIRY WOODPECKER

 71 species

 

March 4, 2002 -- Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Franklin Locks & Dam & L&L White's Feeders (36 participants & 57 species)

Weather: Temperature 50°s; Wind: 15-20 mph; Sky: cloudy; General Conditions: rainy & windy

 Pied-billed Grebe  Belted Kingfisher
 Brown Pelican  RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
 Double-crested Cormorant  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Anhinga  Eastern Phoebe
 Great Blue Heron  Purple Martin
 Great Egret  Tree Swallow
 Little Blue Heron  Blue Jay
 Tricolored Heron  Fish Crow
 Cattle Egret  Carolina Wren
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  American Robin
 White Ibis  Northern Mockingbird
 Wood Stork  Loggerhead Shrike
 Black Vulture  European Starling
 Turkey Vulture  Northern Parula
 Osprey  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Swallow-tailed Kite  Yellow-throated warbler
 Bald Eagle  Palm Warbler
 Cooper's Hawk  Black-and-white Warbler
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Northern Cardinal
 American Kestrel  INDIGO BUNTING
 Common Moorhen  PAINTED BUNTING
 American Coot  Red-winged Blackbird
 LIMPKIN  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Laughing Gull  Common Grackle
 Ring-billed Gull  Brown-headed Cowbird
 Eurasian Collared-Dove  PINE SISKIN
 WHITE-WINGED DOVE  American Goldfinch
 Mourning Dove  House Sparrow
 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

 57 species

 

March 11, 2002 -- Cape Coral Birding (34 participants & 50 species)

Weather: Temperature unrecorded; Wind: 0-5 mph; Sky: clear; General Conditions: sunny & cool

 Brown Pelican  Mourning Dove
 Double-crested Cormorant  MONK PARAKEET (several nesting sites)
 Great Blue Heron  BURROWING OWL (many nesting sites)
 Great Egret  Belted Kingfisher
 Little Blue Heron  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Tricolored Heron  Northern Flicker
 Cattle Egret  Eastern Phoebe
 White Ibis  Purple Martin
 Muscovy Duck  Tree Swallow
 Mottled Duck  Blue Jay
 GREEN-WINGED TEAL  Fish Crow
 Blue-winged Teal  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Turkey Vulture  Gray Catbird
 Osprey  Northern Mockingbird
 Bald Eagle (nesting)  Loggerhead Shrike
 Cooper's Hawk  European Starling
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 American Kestrel  Pine Warbler
 Common Moorhen  Palm Warbler
 Killdeer  Northern Cardinal
 Greater Yellowlegs  Eastern Towhee
 Laughing Gull  Eastern Meadowlark
 Ring-billed Gull  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Rock Dove  Common Grackle
 Eurasian Collared-Dove  House Sparrow
 

 50 species

 

March 18, 2002 -- Babcock-Webb W.M.A. (55 participants & 58 species)

Weather: Temperature unrecorded; Wind: 0-5 mph; Sky: clear; General Conditions: sunny & mild

 Pied-billed Grebe  Downy Woodpecker
 Double-crested Cormorant  Northern Flicker
 Great Blue Heron  Great Crested Flycatcher
 Great Egret  Purple Martin
 Snowy Egret  Tree Swallow
 Little Blue Heron  Blue Jay
 Tricolored Heron  Fish Crow
 Cattle Egret  Carolina Wren
 Green Heron  House Wren
 White Ibis  Eastern Bluebird
 Glossy Ibis  Gray Catbird
 Wood Stork  Northern Mockingbird
 Black Vulture  Brown Thrasher
 Turkey Vulture  Loggerhead Shrike
 Osprey  European Starling
 Bald Eagle  White-eyed Vireo
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Northern Parula
 American Kestrel  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Common Moorhen  Pine Warbler
 American Coot  Palm Warbler
 LIMPKIN  Black-and-white Warbler
 Sandhill Crane  Common Yellowthroat
 Killdeer  Northern Cardinal
 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER  Eastern Towhee
 Common Snipe  BACHMAN'S SPARROW
 Ring-billed Gull  GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
 Mourning Dove  Red-winged Blackbird
 Common Ground-Dove  Eastern Meadowlark
 GREAT HORNED OWL  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Belted Kingfisher  Common Grackle
 Red-bellied Woodpecker  Brown-headed Cowbird
 

 58 species

 

March 25, 2002 -- Tigertail Beach & Marco Island ( 25 participants & 76 species)

Weather: Temperature 80°s; Wind: 0-5 mph; Sky: clear; General Conditions: sunny & warm

 * AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (Fritchey Rd. Wetlands - Naples Rural Fringe)  Sanderling
 Brown Pelican  Western Sandpiper
 Double-crested Cormorant  Least Sandpiper
 Anhinga  Dunlin
 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD (several seen at Tigertail Beach with two birds "dipping" i.e. drinking water "on the fly" at Mackle Park on Marco Island.)  Short-billed Dowitcher
 Great Blue Heron  Laughing Gull
 Great Egret  Ring-billed Gull
 Snowy Egret  Herring Gull
 Little Blue Heron  Caspian Tern
 Tricolored Heron  Royal Tern
 Reddish Egret  LEAST TERN (recent arrival)
 Cattle Egret  Black Skimmer
 White Ibis  Eurasian Collared Dove
 Glossy Ibis  Mourning Dove
 * Wood Stork (Fritchey Rd. Wetlands - Naples Rural Fringe)  Common Ground Dove
 Mallard  BURROWING OWL (several nesting sites on Marco Island)
 Blue-winged Teal  Belted Kingfisher
 Northern Shoveler  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Red-breasted Merganser  * WESTERN KINGBIRD (bird has overwintered along Greenway Rd. - Naples Rural Fringe)
 Black Vulture  * EASTERN KINGBIRD (recent arrival; Fritchey Rd. Wetlands - Naples Rural Fringe)
 Turkey Vulture  * SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (bird has overwintered at Fritchey Rd. Wetlands - Naples Rural Fringe)
 Osprey  Tree Swallow
 Bald Eagle  NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Blue Jay
 American Kestrel  Fish Crow
 SORA  * Eastern Bluebird (along Greenway Rd. - Naples Rural Fringe)
 Common Moorhen  Northern Mockingbird
 American Coot  Loggerhead Shrike
 * SANDHILL CRANE (pair with one young; (Fritchey Rd. Wetlands - Naples Rural Fringe)  European Starling
 Black-bellied Plover  White-eyed Vireo
 SNOWY PLOVER  * Pine Warbler (on Greenway Rd. - Naples Rural Fringe)
 Wilson's Plover  Palm Warbler
 Semipalmated Plover  Northern Cardinal
 PIPING PLOVER  Eastern Towhee
 Killdeer  * Red-winged Blackbird (Fritchey Rd. Wetlands - Naples Rural Fringe)
 Willet  * Eastern Meadowlark (Fritchey Rd. Wetlands - Naples Rural Fringe)
 Ruddy Turnstone  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Red Knot  Common Grackle
 

 76 species

 

April 1, 2002 -- Bus Trip to Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, including Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers & Tierra Verde Ponds (50 participants & 109 species)

Weather: Temperature 80°s; Wind: 10-20 mph; Sky: partly cloudy; General Conditions: sunny & breezy

 COMMON LOON  Herring Gull
 Pied-billed Grebe  Royal Tern
 * American White Pelican (seen by Vincent Lucas (hereafter VL), (Vince McGrath (hereafter VM), Peter Murphy (hereafter PM), John Will (hereafter JW) & José Padilla (hereafter JP)  Sandwich Tern
 Brown Pelican  Forster's Tern
 Double-crested Cormorant  LEAST TERN (recent arrivals at East Beach Turnaround)
 Anhinga  Black Skimmer
 Magnificent Frigatebird  * Rock Dove (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP)
 Great Blue Heron  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Great Egret  Mourning Dove
 Snowy Egret  Common Ground-Dove
 Little Blue heron  MONK PARAKEET
 Tricolored Heron  BLACK-HOODED PARAKEET (up to 25 individuals flying-over at Mulberry Tree Area)
 *Reddish Egret (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP at North Beach)  GREAT HORNED OWL (x2 Arrowhead Picnic Area)
 Cattle Egret  RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (coming to feeders at the Mulberry Tree Area)
 Green Heron  Belted Kingfisher
 Black-crowned Night-Heron (at Tierre Verde Ponds)  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  * Downy Woodpecker (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP)
 White Ibis  Pileated Woodpecker
 * Glossy Ibis (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP)  Great Crested Flycatcher
 Roseate Spoonbill (at Tierre Verde Ponds)  EASTERN KINGBIRD
 Wood Stork  Loggerhead Shrike
 * Black Vulture (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP)  * White-eyed Vireo
 Turkey Vulture  Blue-headed Vireo
 * Mallard (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP)  * Red-eyed Vireo (recent arrivals)
 Mottled Duck  Blue Jay
 Blue-winged Teal   AMERICAN CROW
 * Northern Shoveler (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP at Tierra Verde Ponds)  Fish Crow
 Lesser Scaup (at Tierra Verde Ponds)  Tree Swallow
 Red-breasted Merganser  House Wren
 Osprey  * WOOD THRUSH (VM, PM, JW & JP only at Arrowhead Picnic Area)
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Gray Catbird
 American Kestrel  Northern Mockingbird
 Common Moorhen  European Starling
 American Coot  * BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (VM, PM, JW & JP only at Arrowhead Picnic Area))
 Black-bellied Plover  Northern Parula
 Wilson's Plover  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Semipalmated Plover  * Yellow-throated Warbler (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP at Arrowhead Picnic Area))
 PIPING PLOVER  Prairie Warbler
 Killdeer  Palm Warbler
 BLACK-NECKED STILT  Black-and-white Warbler
 * Greater Yellowlegs (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP)  PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (at Arrowhead Picnic Area & East Beach Woods)
 Lesser Yellowlegs  * WORM-EATING WARBLER (VL, VM, PM, JW & JP at East Beach Woods)
 Willet  * KENTUCKY WARBLER (VL & JW only at Arrowhead Picnic Area)
 Whimbrel  Common Yellowthroat
 LONG-BILLED CURLEW (at North Beach)  HOODED WARBLER (many individuals in various locations at the park)
 Marbled Godwit  Savannah Sparrow
 Ruddy Turnstone  Northern Cardinal
 Sanderling  Red-winged Blackbird
 Western Sandpiper  Eastern Meadowlark
 Least Sandpiper  Common Grackle
 Dunlin  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Short-billed Dowitcher  Brown-headed Cowbird
 Laughing Gull  * ORCHARD ORIOLE (x2 adult males + one immature male -- Mulberry Tree Area)
 Ring-billed Gull  House Sparrow
 

 109 species

 

April 8, 2002 -- Sanibel Lighthouse, Sanibel Causeway & Ding Darling N.W.R. (26 participants & 58 species)

Weather: Temperature 70°s; Wind: 20 mph +; Sky: few clouds; General Conditions: sunny & windy

 AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN  Least Sandpiper
 Brown Pelican  Dunlin
 Double-crested Cormorant  Short-billed Dowitcher
 Anhinga  Laughing Gull
 MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD  Ring-billed Gull
 Great Blue Heron  Herring Gull
 Great Egret  Royal Tern
 Snowy Egret  Sandwich Tern
 Little Blue Heron  Forster's Tern
 Tricolored Heron  Least Tern
 Reddish Egret (Ding Darling N.W.R.)  Eurasian Collared-Dove
 Cattle Egret  Mourning Dove
 Green Heron  Common Ground-Dove
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (nesting at Sanibel Lighthouse)  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 White Ibis  Northern Flicker (Sanibel Lighthouse)
 Roseate Spoonbill (25+ individuals flying-over at Ding Darling N.W.R.)  Pileated Woodpecker (Sanibel Lighthouse)
 Turkey Vulture  Great Crested Flycatcher
  Red-breasted Merganser  Blue Jay
 Osprey  Fish Crow
 Red-shouldered Hawk  Carolina Wren
 Black-bellied Plover  Northern Mockingbird
 Wilson's Plover  European Starling
 Semipalmated Plover  Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Lesser Yellowlegs  Prairie Warbler
 Willet  Palm Warbler
 Spotted Sandpiper  Northern Cardinal
 Ruddy Turnstone  Red-winged Blackbird
 Sanderling  Common Grackle
 Western Sandpiper  Boat-tailed Grackle
 

 58 species

 

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