Best turn out I have seen in recent years.  Roughly 30 birders showed up for the Viera Wetlands drive about.  Highlights included a Great Horned Owl, Snipes, and a Solitary Sandpiper (thanks to Dave Simpson).  After the wetlands drive, the gang went to the Pizza Gallery where Rochelle hosted a well planned out social hour that drew in 35 birders.  SCAS provided free pizza and sodas along with door prizes and raffles. A fun time was had by all.  Definitely worth a repeat!!

Thanks Rochelle for all your hard work and thanks to David for keep the the field trip list.

Great Horned Owl

Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern

Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Sandhill Crane — Three different nests!
Wilson’s Snipe
Solitary Sandpiper — Small yellowlegs-like sandpiper with conspicuous white eye ring and barred outer tail feathers.  Kept to the muddy edges.  Often bobbing it’s tail and head in a manner suggestive of Spotted Sandpiper.


Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
Forster’s Tern

Tree Swallow

Eastern Phoebe

House Wren
Marsh Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Common Yellowthroat
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Savannah Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle