Thank you to all who contributed photos of our trip to Corkscrew.  One of the stops on the buggy trip was where a mother alligator was guarding her young.  It was interesting to watch her herd them and place her body between our buggy and her young.  

Thursday January 17, 2019 - LaBelle Walk Around

Ten very excited members headed toward LaBelle in Hendry County.  On the way we captured 20+ species.  The weather was chilly at first but quickly warmed into one of Florida's most beautiful winter days.  Starting in Bob Mason Park on the north side of the Caloosahatchee River and migrating to River Bend Park we thoroughly enjoyed all the birds including these silly Muscovy ducks that were spotted of all places in a tree???  What is up with that?  We normally do not include Muscovy ducks in out species count which ended up being 55.  Once we crossed the river Margaret England of Hendry/Glades Audubon met us and was gracious enough to take us to her amazing bird feeder back yard which backs up to an oxbow and the LaBelle Nature Park.  Margaret treated us to her buntings both painted and indigo.  Then it was off again to a lake where our trip ended.  Lunch at Foyer's restaurant then the drive home.  Won't you please plan on joining us on a trip.  

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Blaire Audubon Corkscrew Sanctuary 

An absolutely beautiful day with 17 eager members heading to the sanctuary spotting 20 (+) species while driving.  Once there we were greeted by Sally and Beth who divide the group up for our trips.  One group headed for the boardwalk while the other climbed aboard the swamp buggy.  At lunch we all came back together to compare notes.  One group boasted that there were four adorable raccoons on the boardwalk and the other talked about deer in the path of the swamp buggy.  Others quietly talked about the birds and how they loved coming to Corkscrew each year.  A total of 55 species were observed with the most notable being a yellow-crowned night heron.  Maybe you should join us for one of our field trips.



LaBelle Walk-Around Species List -  Thank you Dale Knapp for the list.

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Ring Billed GullMocking BirdBoat-tailed GrackleCommon GrackleMourning Dove
OspreyScrub JayAmerican CrowSandhill CraneNorthern Harrier
Black VultureAnhingaD/B CormorantLimpkinGreat Blue Heron
MeadowlarkWord StorkCaracaraGreat EgretBlack Crowned Night Heron
ShrikeKestrelRed-shouldered HawkBlue JayRed-bellied Wood Pecker
Tree SwallowTurkey VultureBelted KingfisherBlue/Gray Gnat CatcherPalm Warbler
Great Crested FlycatcherPileated WoodpeckerCardinalCatbirdYellow Throat Warbler
Pine WarblerWhite IbisYellow-rump WarblerRuby Throated Humming BirdStarling
Painted BuntingIndigo BuntingAmerican CootCommon MoorhenLittle Blue Heron
Snowy EgretAnhingaCattle EgretRed-Tailed HawkRock Dove
Pied-billed GreveTricolored HeronWhite winged doveKilldeerMuscovy Duck*