Mead Botanical Gardens Field Trip – April 14, 2018

Jim led 12 birders to Mead Botanical Gardens on Sunday to look for migrating warblers and interesting plant life.  The combination of learning about native and exotic species of plants as well as a productive morning of birding, made for a delightful visit to the Winter Park area just north of Orlando.  We were able to locate the pair of Barred Owls that have taken up residence at the gardens.  Our group sat down to a nice lunch After an easy  2 1/2 hour walk and tabulated the following 38 species:

Prairie Warbler

Parula Warbler


Black-throated Blue Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Fish Crow

American Crow

Red-winged Blackbird




White Ibis

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret


Swallow Tail Kite

Red-shouldered Hawk

Barred Owl


Common Grackle

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Carolina Wren

Downy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Great Crested Flycatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Tufted Titmouse

Wood Duck


Blue Jay

Mourning Dove

American Goldfinch

Cedar Waxwing

Tree Swallow