Friday, February 1, 2008

Florida Trip List

Birds Seen in Central Florida
Jan. 18-26, 2008

1. Pied-billed Grebe
2. American White Pelican
3. Brown Pelican
4. Anhinga
5. Double-crested Cormorant

6. AMERICAN BITTERN*
7. Great Blue Heron
8. Great Egret
9. Snowy Egret
10. Cattle Egret

11. LITTLE BLUE HERON
12. TRICOLORED HERON
13. Black-crowned Night-Heron

14. GLOSSY IBIS
15. WHITE IBIS

16. ROSEATE SPOONBILL
17. Wood Stork
18. Mallard
19. MOTTLED DUCK
20. Blue-winged Teal

21. Lesser Scaup
22. Ring-necked Duck
23. Hooded Merganser
24. Red-breasted Merganser
25. Black Vulture

26. Turkey Vulture

27. Osprey
28. Sharp-shinned Hawk
29. Red-shouldered Hawk
30. Red-tailed Hawk


31. Bald Eagle

32. Wild Turkey
33. Common Moorhen
34. American Coot
35. Sandhill Crane

36. LAUGHING GULL
37. Ring-billed Gull
38. Great Black-backed Gull
39. ROYAL TERN

40. FORSTER'S TERN

41. Rock Pigeon

42. Mourning Dove
43. Belted Kingfisher
44. Downy Woodpecker
45. FLORIDA SCRUB-JAY

46. American Crow

47. Fish Crow
48. Tree Swallow
49. Carolina Chickadee
50. Carolina Wren

51. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
52. Hermit Thrush
53. American Robin
54. Northern Mockingbird
55. European Starling

56. Yellow-rumped Warbler
57. Palm Warbler
58. Northern Cardinal

59. Eastern Towhee
60. Savannah Sparrow

61. Common Grackle
62. Boat-tailed Grackle
63. House Sparrow (1)


All told, I had a trip list of 63 species, with 11 Life Birds.

The Common Moorhen had been on my Life List as a "heard only" bird. This was the first time I saw one. I had seen the spoonbill and both ibises in a zoo, but this was the first time in the wild. The Red-breasted Merg and G. Black-backed Gull were my first USA sightings; I had previously seen both species in Scotland.

*LIFE BIRDS in CAPS
Featured birds in italics



6 comments:

Mary said...

Congratulations, Kathi! Your head must have been spinning. What a delight.

Kathy said...

Impressive list of great birds. So glad you were able to add to your life list!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great list and pictures.

Sara said...

Sounds like you had a great time ! Sunshine and lots of birds, the perfect combination, congrats on so many Lifers.

Mary C said...

That's a very impressive list, Kat Doc. And going to Florida this time of year must have added to your delight of seeing so many. You obviously knew where to visit. ;o)

Kathiesbirds said...

I took a trip to Florida in 2003 and added so many life birds. I'm still adding that data into eBird to find out my totals (I just started eBirding this year). Nice pics and a good trip!