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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Trip Report – 14 Jan 2017

Marilyn led 16 birders along Black Point Drive in MINWR on Saturday, 14 Jan 2016.  We had 67 species.  The highlights were: Clapper rail, Sora, American bittern, and snipe along with a host of other species.  See the complete list below and check out the wonderful pictures taken by some of the birders.  Thanks Fritz [...]

By |January 16th, 2017|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Blue Heron Field Trip Report-Dec 11, 2016

  Here's this morning's bird list in the order that our group of 12 bireder saw them.  king fisher, mourning dove, black bellied whistling duck, collared dove, Caspian tern, cormorant, common gallinule, coot, both grackles, cat bird, blue wing teal, yellow rump warbler ,red shouldered hawk, Carolina wren, robin, palm warbler, American bittern, glossy ibis [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

TM Goodwin Trip Report Nov 8 2016

Ten birders traveled to TM Goodwin to ride the roads along the impound.  The day started off cloudy but then warmed up a little as the sun broke through.  Lots of fun and very productive.  Look below to see the 64 species we found Red shouldered hawk Kestrel Snail kite Black vulture Turkey vulture Harrier [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Plants, Birds, and Bagels – Field Trip

Matt and Lora hosted 12 birders and plant enthusiasts to coffee and donuts at the Cruikshank Sanctuary in Rockledge on Sunday, 27 November 2016.  After refreshments, Jim Stahl took the group on a delightful walk through the sanctuary identifying numerous plants and shrubs.  As we walked, the group also identified 18 bird species  The most [...]

By |November 28th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Orlando Wetlands Trip Report – November 12, 2016

Mark took 12 birders on a delightful and productive walk through part of the Orlando Wetlands on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  Below are the 52 species seen: Turkey Vulture Black Vulture Red Shouldered Hawk Kestrel Harrier Red tail Hawk Kingfisher Red-bellied Woodpecker Pileated Woodpecker Flicker Anhinga Cormorant White Ibis Glossy Ibis Great Blue Heron Green [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Viera Wetlands Trip Report – September 15, 2016

Jenn and Deborah had a fun and productive day leading the Beginning Birding field trip to the Viera Wetlands.  Below is the list of birds seen: Blue-winged Teal Pied-billed Grebe Double-crested Cormorant Anhinga American White Pelican American Bittern Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Tricolored Heron Green Heron Black-crowned Night-Heron White [...]

By |November 1st, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Columbia Hammock – Cape Canaveral

Yellow Green Vireo still there as of 7:30 am.  First located by hearing a "house sparrow like song" and subsequently seen reasonably well.  Photographed by some present........Tricky footing so be careful. Also a few Red eyed vireos in area so id with caution.  Connecticut Warbler also present. bob paxson phyliss mansfield

By |May 11th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Lori Wilson Park Saturday, April 22, 2016

I stopped at Lori Wilson at 11:30 and am always amazed that with hundreds of cars in parking and hundreds of people on beach, the Hammock was mostly devoted to birders. There were 9 species of warblers seen today with many Cape May, Black and White, Black-throated Blue, American Redstart, and Blackpoll. A few Ovenbird [...]

By |April 24th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Lori Wilson Park, Saturday, April 16, 1916

It was great to see so many birding friends today at Lori Wilson Park!  Blustery winds from the NE seemed to keep the birds from yesterday in the Hammock. However, activity wasn’t much before 9 am, quiet after 11:30.  It was a lot more work today tracking down the warblers; low or mid-section of the [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments

Lori Wilson Park, April 15, 2016

Finally the weather pattern was in our favor at Lori Wilson in Cocoa Beach!  Rain yesterday dropped in quite a few warblers, and north wind may keep then in another day. Fun birding today with Kitty, Rachel and Nate.   Also saw a BLUE GROSBEAK in the Hammock.   Warblers:   Ovenbird Worm-eating-2 or 3 [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|Trip Reports|0 Comments