Marilyn led 23 birders along Black Point Drive in the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge on a beautiful although somewhat windy day.  Concerns about a low bird count due to the lack of water did prove to limit the number of ducks seen.  However, we had a productive day and counted the  65 species listed below:

Mottled Duck

Blue-wing Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-wing Teal

Red-breasted Merganser

Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe

Wood Stork

Double-crested Cormorant

Anhinga

Brown Pelican

White Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Red-shouldered Hawk

Clapper Rail

Sora

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Killdeer

Avocet

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Willet

Rudy Turnstone

Sanderling

Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson Snipe

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Greater Black-backed Gull

Caspian Tern

Forester’s Tern

Royal Tern

Rock Pigeon

Collard Dove

Morning Dove

Ground Dove

Great Horned Owl

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Phoebe

Shrike

Scrub Jay

Fish Crow

Tree Swallow

Carolina Wren

Robin

Mockingbird

Yellow-rump Warbler

Palm Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Cardinal

Red-wing Blackbird

Boat-tail Grackle