Monthly Archives: April 2016

Babcock/Webb WMA

This morning, Jim Schlickenrieder (a birding pal from New Jersey) and I birded the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area. This is a fabulous birding area and Jim wanted to get to know it and some of its specialty birds. Overall, bird … Continue reading

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Sanibel Island

Today I birded Sanibel Island. It was a really nice leisurely morning of birding. There were quite a few shorebirds, including breeding plumage Short-billed Dowitchers. I usually miss any real warbler movement when I am here in the spring, but … Continue reading

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West Indian Hardwood Hammock Birding in the Florida Keys

I’m not sure how to tell this story. Just over two months ago, a Zenaida Dove was found on Long Key in Florida. I have followed the daily stories of this extremely rare bird ever since. As of yesterday, it … Continue reading

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Surprisingly Good Day!

I birded the Bashakill this morning with disappointing results. It seemed someone had vacuumed all of the birds out of the valley. Most species were down in number by 90% today. That said, It was such a beautiful day that … Continue reading

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California Condor Cam

I am frequently asked by many birders at the Bashakill about nest cams for the Bald Eagles. As many of you know there are many sites on line that offer nest cams for Bald Eagles. I thought some of you … Continue reading

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Swan Lake

That Scotty Baldinger was in high gear today! As fast as I could get one location birded, he was calling with more great birds at another spot. This time it was Swan Lake. Another nice fallout there. Upon my arrival … Continue reading

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Bashakill and Morningside Park

This morning I started out at the Bashakill. It was extremely birdy. I didn’t find any new species in the two hours I was there, but had numerous birds. Highlights included both ongoing species of teal, Rusty Blackbirds, Fox Sparrows, … Continue reading

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