Friday, January 11, 2013

St. Marks NWR Birding

Ring-Necked Duck
American Coot
Common Moorhen
Blue-Winged Teal
Wilson's Snipe
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Green-Winged Teal
Black-Crowned Night Heron
Tricolored Heron
Purple Gallinule
Boat-tailed Grackle
Double-Crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Snowy Egret
Eastern Towhee
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Mockingbird
Pied-Billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-Winged Blackbird
Mourning Dove
American Robin
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Laughing Gull
Royal Tern
Gray Catbird
Red-Bellied Nuthatch
Common Loon

38 Species - A great trip and a great list for only a couple hours!

*Razorbills are typically found in Canada and Maine, along the Atlantic coast. In the winter they may be recorded as far south as North Carolina on rare occasions, but this year 100's of these birds have been spotted off Florida's coastline. Sightings along the Gulf Coast are even more unexpected but there have been several in the region since December. It is still unclear what drove the birds so far south.

Sorry for the lack of posts, folks. I will try keep up this year, even if it is just species lists. Thanks for reading!


Aubrey and Matt