Brew, Brew, and BBQ Field Trip Report – Feb. 24, 2019

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David and Rochelle hosted this multi location field trip on Sunday 24, 2019.
Some of the group met at 7:00 AM at the Fellsmere Grade Recreation Area parking lot. This lot is located adjacent to TM Goodwin and the Stick Marsh. After 2 hours of birding and chat we relocated to the St. Sebastien River Preserve State Park Welcome Center, where we met additional birders. Later we drove to the Manatee Observation Area in the state park. Around 11:30 the hungry birders drove to the Marsh Landing Restaurant in Fellsmere for a specially prepared buffet and gift exchange. This event had 24 birders participant in some or all of the activities.

Listed below are the birds seen on the trip. Courtesy of David Simpson’s eBird postings
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Fellsmere Grade Recreation Area, Brevard County, Florida, US

Ring-necked Duck
Gray-headed Swamphen

Ring-billed Gull

Caspian Tern

Brown Pelican

Green Heron

Glossy Ibis

Northern Harrier

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Great Crested Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Fish Crow

Tree Swallow

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

American Robin

Common Grackle

Palm Warbler

Northern Cardinal
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St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park – VIC
Common Ground Dove
Great Egret
Black vulture
Turkey vulture
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Kestrel
Tree Swallow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Robin
Catbird
Mockingbird
Meadowlark
Crackle
Pine Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Cardinal
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SSRPSP – old office
Turkey vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Kestrel
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SSRPSP Manatee Watch
Cormorant
White Pelican
Great Egret
Black vulture
Turkey vulture
Bald Eagle
Tree Swallow

Orlando Wetlands Encore Trip Report – Feb 16, 2019

22 Birders went to the Orlando Wetlands on a beautiful Saturday morning. After spotting 49 species we ended our morning walk with a picnic. Thanks to our trip leader, Mark for a wonderful time!

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Wood Stork
Anhinga
White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
White Ibis
Gloss Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Limpkin
Black-necked Stilt
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-billed Dowitcher
Caspian Tern
Forster’s Tern
Barred Owl (heard)
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Black and White Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Savannah sparrow
Cardinal
Killdeer
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle

TM Goodwin Trip Report – 14 Feb 2019

David drove 13 birdres along the Broadmoor section of TM Goodwin for a fun morning full of birding. Goowin is only open to car traffic on Thursdays so the group was smaller than our usual size.

Below is David’s eBird list for the day

Northern Shoveler

Mottled Duck

Green-winged Teal

Ring-necked Duck

Mourning Dove

Purple Gallinule

Gray-headed Swamphen

Limpkin

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Killdeer

Dunlin

Least Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Forster’s Tern

Black Skimmer

American Bittern

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black Vulture

Snail Kite

Northern Harrier

Bald Eagle

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

White-eyed Vireo

Fish Crow

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Savannah Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Palm Warbler

Northern Cardinal

North Brevard Hotspots Field Trip – 9 Feb 2019

Space Coast Audubon had another full filled trip as Doug led 24 birders to his favorite spots in and around Titusville and Mims. As usual we ended up at his house to see the Painted Buntings and lots of other good birds. Check out the list below to see our 42 species
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Canada Goose
Anhinga
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
White Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Merlin
Eastern Phoebe
Shrike
Blue Jay
Bluebird
Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Painted Bunting
Boat-tailed Grackle
Oriole
House Finch

Beginning Birds at Viera Wetlands Fieldtrip – 2 Feb 2019

Deborah and Jeff and 12 other birders walked Viera Wetlands on a cloudy but dry Saturday mourning. The wetlands were closed to vehicular traffic due to muddy road conditions. Here is what we saw:

Mottled Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Cormorant
Anhinga
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Sora (heard)
Purple Gallinule
Common Gallinule
Coot
Limpkin
Sandhill Crane
Forster’s Tern
Mourning Dove
Eastern Phoebe
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Wren
Catbird
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow- rumped Warbler
Savannah Sparrow
Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Boat-tailed Grackle
Total 39 species

Beginning Birding at Viera Wetlands Trip Report – Oct 21, 2018

Jeff and Rochelle hosted our beginning birding class at Viera Wetland on Sunday, Oct 21 2018. We started with some treats that Rochelle brought and then David and Dee gave our attendees an informative talk on birding basis. David led us on a driving tour around the wetlands for approx 1.5 hours. There were a total of 17 birders including the hosts. The list below is courtesy of David Simpson (posted on eBird)

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