David Simpson led 15 birders through several sections of the greater TM Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area on a beautiful Thursday morning.  Below is the list that David submitted to eBird broken down into three units:

Broodmoor Unit

 

1 Blue-winged Teal
1 Northern Shoveler
1000 Ring-necked Duck
50 Lesser Scaup
3 Hooded Merganser
25 Pied-billed Grebe
150 Double-crested Cormorant
65 Anhinga
20 American White Pelican
1 American Bittern
40 Great Blue Heron
15 Great Egret
5 Snowy Egret
35 Little Blue Heron
10 Tricolored Heron
10 Cattle Egret
2 Green Heron
4 Black-crowned Night-Heron
10 White Ibis
5 Glossy Ibis
50 Black Vulture
400 Turkey Vulture
8 Osprey
1 Northern Harrier
1 Bald Eagle
3 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Purple Gallinule
1 Gray-headed Swamphen
500 Common Gallinule
10000 American Coot
2 Limpkin
4 Wilson’s Snipe
1 Bonaparte’s Gull
1 Ring-billed Gull
4 Caspian Tern
10 Forster’s Tern
10 Belted Kingfisher
3 Eastern Phoebe
5 White-eyed Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
10 Tree Swallow
2 Marsh Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Gray Catbird
10 Common Yellowthroat
25 Palm Warbler
175 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
25 Savannah Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal
50 Red-winged Blackbird
75 Boat-tailed Grackle

 

Original unit

 

2 Snail Kite

 

Fellsmere Grade Recreational Area

50 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
10 Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Known location. Long-legged, Long-necked ducks. Too far away to pick up details of plumage other than the lack of white on the upper wing coverts. Seen very far back from gate on right just before gate for TM Goodwin WMA. This time they were all the way back to the furthest tree line.

15 Double-crested Cormorant
50 Anhinga
5 Great Blue Heron
50 Great Egret
10 Snowy Egret
3 Little Blue Heron
2 Tricolored Heron
10 Cattle Egret
2 Green Heron
1 White Ibis
25 Glossy Ibis
50 Roseate Spoonbill
50 Black Vulture
150 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
8 Purple Gallinule

Extensive habitat present. Seen from gate on right just before TM Goodwin WMA gate. Individual count.

10 Common Gallinule
5 Limpkin
1 Sandhill Crane
3 Killdeer
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Ring-billed Gull
10 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 White-eyed Vireo
15 Fish Crow
100 Tree Swallow
3 House Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 European Starling
1 Common Yellowthroat
10 Palm Warbler
30 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
4 Northern Cardinal
1 Eastern Meadowlark
35 Red-winged Blackbird
15 Common Grackle
15 Boat-tailed Grackle