Birds Seen on So. Florida Butterfly Trip
May 21 - 27, 2005

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SPECIES SEEN

 

 

 

 

BIRD SPECIES SEEN:

 

PELICANS

Brown Pelican  ( a few along the coast)

CORMORANTS

Double-crested Cormorant

ANHINGAS

Anhinga

FRIGATEBIRDS

Magnificent Frigatebird

HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Reddish Egret   (1) on Key Largo

Tricolored Heron

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

STORKS

Wood Stork  (10+) flying over the Everglades

IBIS AND SPOONBILLS

White Ibis

DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS  (very few seen)

Mallard

Probable Mottled Duck – looked like Black Ducks which aren’t

supposed to be around in the summer

Blue-winged Teal

NEW WORLD VULTURES

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

OSPREY

Osprey

HAWKS, EAGLES AND KITES

Swallow-tailed Kite  (5+) hawking insects over plowed field

Bald Eagle  (1)

Sharp-shinned Hawk  (1)

Red-shouldered Hawk  (5+) very visible and very vocal

NEW WORLD QUAIL

Northern Bobwhite  (flock of 20 at Castellow Hammock) –

Amazingly approachable; they casually strolled away as we approached but I was able to get a photo

AVOCETS AND STILTS

Black-necked Stilt

PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS

Semipalmated Plover

Wilson's Plover (2+)

Killdeer

SANDPIPERS

Ruddy Turnstone

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

GULLS

Laughing Gull  (not many)

TERNS

Royal Tern  (2+)

 Least Tern 

PIGEONS AND DOVES

Rock Dove

White-crowned Pigeon  - several fly overs

Eurasian Collared-Dove – EVERYWHERE !!!

Mourning Dove

White-winged Dove

CUCKOOS

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  (2+)

Mangrove Cuckoo  (1) on Key Largo

NIGHTJARS

Common Nighthawk – quite a few and during the day

Antillean Nighthawk – 12+ over the airport runway at Marathon

WOODPECKERS

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker  (1)

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS

Great Crested Flycatcher

Gray Kingbird

SWALLOWS

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

WRENS

Carolina Wren  - heard only

MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS

Northern Mockingbird

NUTHATCHES

Brown-headed Nuthatch

SHRIKES

Loggerhead Shrike  (3+)

CROWS AND JAYS

Blue Jay

American Crow

STARLINGS

European Starling

VIREOS AND ALLIES

White-eyed Vireo – EVERYWHERE and very vocal

Black-whiskered Vireo  (4+)

WOOD WARBLERS

Pine Warbler

American Redstart

Common Yellowthroat

SALTATORS, CARDINALS AND ALLIES

Northern Cardinal

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES, GRACKLES, ETC.

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Boat-tailed Grackle – very common north of the Keys

Common Grackle – more common in the Keys

Brown-headed Cowbird

OLD WORLD SPARROWS

House Sparrow

 

 

-------- STATISTICS --------

Species seen - 72