Saturday, October 22, 2011

Event Update: SCAS Birdathon

Oh golly, today was a fantastic day! 11 hours of birding with great company, for a great cause (supporting the Florida Keys Hawkwatch). I was lucky enough to be joined by the lovely and talented Lana, and together we spotted 51 species and raised $360.

Our species list was: White Ibis, Pine Warbler, Snowy Egret, Black Vulture, Cardinal, Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher, Eastern Kingbord, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Mourning Dove, Great Blue Heron, Killdeer, Turkey Vulture, Boat-tailed Grackle, Great Egret, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Palm Warbler, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Woodstork, Swallow (sp), Coot, Shrike, Limpkin, Tricolored Heron, Pied-bill Grebe, Green-back Heron, Glossy Ibis, Little Blue Heron, Kestrel, Ring Bill Gull, Rock Dove, Laughing Gull, Reddish Egret, Yellow Rump Warbler, Willet, American Avocet, Capsian Tern, Greater Yellowlegs, Red-wing Blackbird, Florida Scrub Jay, Catbird, Towhee, Brown Pelican, Red-shouldered Hawk, Double-crested Cormorant, Forrester's Tern, and Starling.

Here are the pictures from the day followed by our total listing:
The intrepid explorers begin with a healthy
nutritious breakfast at Bucky's.

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

Mourning Dove

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Boat-tailed Grackle

Pied-bill Grebe

Tri-color Heron


Green-back Heron

Glossy Ibis

White Ibis

Little Blue Heron

(Baby) Moorhen

Palm Warbler


Bald Eagle

Reddish Egret

Yellow Rump Warbler

Greater Yellowlegs

Turkey Vulture

Florida Scrub Jay




Lana, the photographer,
being photographed

We finished up at
Gator Creek

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