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Updated on Saturday, March 7 at 11:49 AM EST
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Galah,©Barry Kent Mackay

7 Mar Bluebirds ["Ruth Woodall ruewoodall AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
7 Mar Piping Plover, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls Sanibel ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
06 Mar Fwd: [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Info ["Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
4 Mar Sora at the Bailey Tract in Sanibel ["France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
3 Mar White Ibis flying out at the Landings [1 Attachment] ["Marie Grayson mariegrayson1 AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
2 Mar Parula, Peregrine and unconfirmed Phainopepla ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
27 Feb White-crowned Sparrow ["Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
18 Feb Owl power tonight ["ewswank AT embarqmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
18 Feb Periwinkle Park question ["Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
18 Feb Bailey Tract, Sanibel - 2/18 ["Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
16 Feb Harns Marsh Preserve, 2/16 ["Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
15 Feb Birding on Sanibel - Lee Co. ["France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
15 Feb Ding Darling NWR, 2/15 (White-crowned Pigeon) ["Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
15 Feb Amazing Sanibel ["Robert Gallucci mtblrg AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
14 Feb White-crowned pigeon @ Ding ["James Boughton jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
14 Feb Sora at Lakes Park ["Adventure Cyclist cyclingsavvy239 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
13 Feb Sora Rail Lakes Park ["Adventure Cyclist cyclingsavvy239 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
12 Feb Re: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew ["Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
12 Feb Re: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew ["James Boughton jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
12 Feb RE: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew ["Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
11 Feb Re: White-cr Sparrow Bowditch Pt Park ["Meg Rousher megrousher AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
11 Feb Great White Heron on Sanibel ["Donald Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
11 Feb White-cr Sparrow Bowditch Pt Park ["Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
10 Feb RE: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew ["'Jim Boughton' jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
10 Feb RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew ["sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
10 Feb Re: LB Curlew Bunche Beach [1 Attachment] ["epna AT rogers.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
10 Feb LB Curlew Bunche Beach ["James Boughton jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
10 Feb First visit to Sanibel Island ["Robert Gallucci mtblrg AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
10 Feb First visit to Sanibel ["Robert Gallucci mtblrg AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
06 Feb Help Me Scaup These Out Please [3 Attachments] ["skink AT embarqmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
6 Feb Low tide in Estero Bay ["Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
05 Feb RE: Help with Duck ID [1 Attachment] ["burt AT finkelstein.me [SWFLBirdline]" ]
5 Feb Re: Help with Duck ID ["Adventure Cyclist cyclingsavvy239 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
05 Feb Help with Duck ID [2 Attachments] ["Burt Finkelstein burt AT finkelstein.me [SWFLBirdline]" ]
4 Feb Ovenbird, Ding Darling Sanibel ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
4 Feb White- crowned Sparrow ["Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
4 Feb Gannets, Bonaparte's gull - Stump Pass State Park, Charlotte County ["'C. Georgiadis, D.O.' cageorgiadis AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
4 Feb Ding Darling Wildlife Viewing Statement - Ethical Behavior ["Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
3 Feb Bonaparte's Gulls ["Alan Gast gast_alan AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
3 Feb Boneparte's Gulls ["Alan Gast gast_alan AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
2 Feb White-winged Dove at entrance to Ding Darling NWR ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
29 Jan White-crowned Pigeon Continues ["Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
28 Jan White-crowned Pigeon still at Ding Shell Mound trail ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
25 Jan Estero Lagoon ["smbeaudoin1 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
25 Jan 39 Northern Gannets, 4 Lesser Scaup Blind Pass Sanibel ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
25 Jan Northern Waterthrush ["Bernard Master vmasteri AT columbus.rr.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
24 Jan Short-tailed Hawk, Sanibel, Donax St. ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
24 Jan White-crowned Pigeon is at Ding Darling Shell Mound Trail ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
22 Jan White-crowned Pigeon Still There ["Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
20 Jan 41 Red Knots, 3 Northern Gannets Sanibel beach access 6 west gulf drive ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
20 Jan White crowned Pigeon still there ["Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
20 Jan Black Scoter, Red Knot, Lesser Black-backed Gull Sanibel beach access 1 ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
20 Jan White-crowned pigeon shell mound trail Ding Darling now ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
19 Jan Northern Gannet, imm. swimming Sanibel fishing pier now ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
18 Jan Red-headed Woodpecker [2 Attachments] ["Sheila Kleiman contactsheila AT rogers.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
17 Jan Estero Buffer Preserve - Winkler Point ["smbeaudoin1 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
17 Jan Notes from Ding Darling Birding Using Social Media Presentation now Available ["Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
17 Jan Eagle Lake Naples ["Bernard Master vmasteri AT columbus.rr.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
17 Jan Birding the Marsh ["France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
15 Jan 4 Lesser Scaup males Sanibel ["Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
14 Jan Continuing Ani, Chestnut-sided warbler (and Lark Sparrow) ["dolphinsongmelody AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
15 Jan Ding Darling - Merganser [1 Attachment] ["France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
12 Jan Great horned owl ["roberta oswald bird.oswald AT icloud.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
9 Jan Great Black-backed Gull Sanibel Causeway now ["dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
9 Jan RE: Short-tailed Hawk, Sanibel ["'Charlie Ewell' anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
9 Jan Short-tailed Hawk, Sanibel ["dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
8 Jan Swallows ["France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
8 Jan Shorebird ID Walk by Bird Patrol this Saturday at Bunche Beach ["'Charlie Ewell' anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
7 Jan SanCap Audubon Sat Morning Walk Changed from Ft Myers Beach Lagoon to Bunche Beach at 8:00 AM ["Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
5 Jan Harns Marsh ["'Sheila' contactsheila AT rogers.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
5 Jan Lesser Black-backed Gulls Continuing on Sanibel ["Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
1 Jan Upcoming Sanibel Birding Presentations Jan 8 and 9 ["WERNER KARL karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" ]
30 Dec Glaucous Gull, Venice Fl, Sarasota County ["Sam Stuart surfbird AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
30 Dec Birding S.W. Florida ["France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
27 Dec 2 Western Kingbirds, Snipe, Ovenbird, Merlin, White-crowned Pigeon Sanibel ["Dlstokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]
22 Dec Big 'O" Birding Festival ["mlelighthouse AT embarqmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" ]

Subject: Bluebirds
From: "Ruth Woodall ruewoodall AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:18:24 -0500
I walked down Broadway off of 41 to the Estero Scrub Preserve about 9:30 this 
morning and counted nine (9) Eastern Bluebirds - One was singing. 


Ruth Woodall

Sent from my iPad

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Subject: Piping Plover, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls Sanibel
From: "Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 10:43:35 -0500
Just saw a Piping Plover on Sanibel beach in front of the Colony resort about a 
mile east of the lighthouse. 

It was in with about 6 Snowy Plovers. There were 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 
of various ages, nearby. 

Lillian snd Don Stokes
Sanibel

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Subject: Fwd: [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Info
From: "Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:54:42 -0500
FYI the following post originated on the Birdbrains listerv by Ron Smith. 
 Helpful and interesting info if you like to travel up to Ft DeSoto in St 
Petersburg.  Also, take note of the link about Mottled Ducks and Mallards if 
you haven't seen the mentioned article yet. I wouldn't say it is that bad 
(extirpated) around Lee County yet, but we definitely have our share of 
hybrids... 


Charlie Ewell
Cape Coral, FL
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From: Ron Smith
Date:03/06/2015 8:14 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: BRDBRAIN AT LISTSERV.ADMIN.USF.EDU
Subject: [BRDBRAIN] Fort De Soto Info
From early March through the middle of May Fort De Soto Park gets plenty of attention by birders from all over the state. Perhaps this year we’ll enjoy another fallout such as the one we experienced April 22-24, 2012 when we saw record numbers of migrants. Be advised that as of now the only major event planned for the park this spring will be on the 2nd Saturday of April (the 11th) for the annual Escape From Fort de Soto Triathlon. The park will probably not open for recreationalists until after 9 AM (or a little later). Soon, I will be updating the Fort De Soto and Pinellas Bayway Checklist (available for free at the Ranger’s Station). There are a few species I hope birders will take notice to if they happen upon one of them this spring. These handful of species, outlined below, are found elsewhere in Pinellas, but are not to be expected at Fort De Soto. I am hoping that if anyone has a photo from the past of any of the below species OR sees one this spring will take time to document it with a photo and send it my way. eBirders take note - Tierra Verde (TV) and Isla Del Sol are part of the Pinellas Bayway (and NOT the park itself) and though the below species may have a better chance of showing up at TV or Isla they are still not to be expected and a photo would be greatly appreciated from those sites, too. Mottled Duck It may be, if not already, extirpated from Pinellas due to hybridization issues. We’ll have to document them next year on the three Pinellas CBCs. Any Mottled-type seen in Pinellas should be scrutinized. Please take the time to read this excellent article (Leukering & Pranty) recently posted to eBird -- http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/201502mudu/ Red-tailed Hawk Perhaps I am not looking up enough. I’ve yet to see one at Fort D. American Crow This species does NOT occur anywhere in far south Pinellas. The crows at the park are Fish Crows. Carolina Chickadee Only two known records; Jun-Sep 2000 and Apr 2008. Tufted Titmouse The last documented record for the park was one photographed 6-6-2003. I’m still looking for my park-first. Carolina Wren There was a time when this species bred at the park (most notably in the campground area as recently as the early 1990s, but not since). The last documented record was one photographed 4-1-2008. House Wrens can still be found in the park in April. Eastern Towhee The last breeding pair was found during the Florida BBS in the late 1980s. They were along the Sandspur Trail (the trail leading east away from the Mulberry Trees Area). Not even vagrants from the north have been “recorded” at the park since. If you think you hear one, dig for it please and snap a photo. Eastern Meadowlark The most “expected” of the species listed here. The only known breeding site for meadowlarks in Pinellas is at the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport where there are fewer than five pairs at best. Fort D meadowlarks are migrants and are a nice find. The last one I remember hearing about at the park was in Nov 2010. I’m sure there will be another. Thank you. And again, if you have a photo of any of the above listed species from the park I’d like to know about it (when/where). Ron Smith St. Pete, FL www.PinellasBirds.com To subscribe, unsubscribe or view archives of the brdbrain listserv list, please visit us on the web at: http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/archives/brdbrain.html To set to no mail send a message: SET BRDBRAIN NOMAIL to LISTSERV AT LISTSERV.ADMIN.USF.EDU To reinstate mail service after NOMAIL send a message: SET BRDBRAIN MAIL to LISTSERV AT LISTSERV.ADMIN.USF.EDU Report any problems to the listserv administrator: listadmin AT admin.usf.edu ____________________________________________________________________________
Subject: Sora at the Bailey Tract in Sanibel
From: "France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:40:57 +0000 (UTC)
Hello Bird Folks;
I was at the Bailey Tract this morning and it was especially birdy - spotting a 
Sora along the North Dike near the Sanibel River - was especially nice. 

My E-Bird list for today http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22169531 

I will post photos on my blog later today if you are interested to see the Sora 
http://www.birdstring.blogspot.com 


France PaulsenSanibel, Florida
 
Subject: White Ibis flying out at the Landings [1 Attachment]
From: "Marie Grayson mariegrayson1 AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:58:01 -0500
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Subject: Parula, Peregrine and unconfirmed Phainopepla
From: "Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:47:25 -0500
We got an email from someone who said they saw a Phainopepla on a telephone 
wire on San-Cap Rd Sanibel at mile marker 5 on Sat. No photo. There are no 
confirmed records for this for FL, and only one confirmed record outside its 
range and that was in MA. So be on the lookout. 

Had a Peregrine Falcon on first pond in Ding, a N. Parula on Shell Mound trail 
in Ding today. 

Lillian and Don Stokes
Sanibel

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Subject: White-crowned Sparrow
From: "Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:18:03 -0500
Lookin at him right now at Bowditch Pt Park

Vince McGrath
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Subject: Owl power tonight
From: "ewswank AT embarqmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2015 16:30:18 -0800
On PBS tonight  AT  8--"Owl Power" Feb. 18

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Subject: Periwinkle Park question
From: "Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:28:12 -0500
Birders,
             I rode my bike through Periwinkle Trailer Park today on
Sanibel just to see what it was like.  I came across a duck pond that held
several domestic ducks.  In with the domestic ducks, there was also:

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Northern Shoveler

If anyone is familiar with Periwinkle Park and its ducks, I'd be happy to
know whether or not the above mentioned ducks are wild.  It seems plausible
that they may fly in and out for the free food.

-- 
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
mbrengle154 AT gmail.com
Subject: Bailey Tract, Sanibel - 2/18
From: "Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:05:02 -0500
Birders,
             I biked to the Bailey Tract on Sanibel to see what I could
find this morning.  The strong winds kept most of the birds down, so I
didn't see many passerines.  I walked a loop on the Yellow Trail and found
a Clapper Rail that I heard and saw briefly.

A complete checklist can be found by clicking the link below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21955465

-- 
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
mbrengle154 AT gmail.com
Subject: Harns Marsh Preserve, 2/16
From: "Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:00:15 -0500
I birded Harns Marsh Preserve today with my dad to look for Snail Kites and
Limpkins.  We were successful and had a good time in the three hours we
spent there.  The one Snail Kite we did see was an adult male along the
path taken to the right side from the parking lot.

A complete checklist, with photos, can be found by clicking the link below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21896378

-- 
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
mbrengle154 AT gmail.com
Subject: Birding on Sanibel - Lee Co.
From: "France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:47:05 +0000 (UTC)
Hello Bird Folks;
I got an early start this morning (what else is new?), and headed to my 
favorite stomping ground - the Bailey Tract and the Sanibel Garden Preserve. It 
was super active at 7a.m. with bird life - perhaps the birds were famished from 
having expanded energy in trying to stay warm overnight. The warblers were 
plentiful, the wrens were scolding and the tree swallows were present in the 
1000s. 

I had a fantastic morning and truly enjoyed being with my feathered friends. 
Get out there folks....soon, before you know it, a bunch of those species will 
be heading north. 

Some photos posted on my blog Bird Tweets 

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France PaulsenSanibel, Florida
Subject: Ding Darling NWR, 2/15 (White-crowned Pigeon)
From: "Miles Brengle mbrengle154 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:25:07 -0500
SW Florida Bird "Liners",
                                        I birded Ding Darling NWR this
morning for about six hours, going by bike along Wildlife Drive.  The
White-crowned Pigeon was present at the Calusa Shell Mound Trail.  It was
seen at 12:30 p.m. near the "Native Plants, Native Uses" sign.

A complete checklist can be found by clicking the link below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21861559

-- 
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
mbrengle154 AT gmail.com
Subject: Amazing Sanibel
From: "Robert Gallucci mtblrg AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 07:13:55 -0500
Thank you all who responded or who I have met in the field. This is a
birding trip of a lifetime. From the day one Loggerhead Shrike landing in
the tree five feet from me, to the Curlew, to the Stokes lecture and, well
I could go on and on.

Saw the life Yellow-throated Warbler yesterday. Got a great view and an ok
picture. Going to try for the White-crowned Pigeon again this morning.

If anyone is interested in heading out to Church Rd tomorrow, please let me
know. I would like to try for a Caracara.

Here are some highlights. I will be catching up on editing pictures for
weeks.

https://flic.kr/p/qUQ2Pa

If any find themselves in NJ, around the Great Swamp area, let me know. I
would love to return the hospitality I have experienced here.

All the best,

Rob

Rob Gallucci
Sometimes its not about getting on the path less traveled, its about just
getting on the path.
Subject: White-crowned pigeon @ Ding
From: "James Boughton jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:10:54 -0500
In its usual area on shell mound trail at 5:45 this afternoon

Jim Boughton
Sanibel
Subject: Sora at Lakes Park
From: "Adventure Cyclist cyclingsavvy239 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:52:06 -0500
Same place as yesterday!! In reeds, on the north side of the recycled bridge 
(the bridge that is west of the train station). Toward the scopes, about 10' 
east from the west end of the reeds / cat tails. 


It was at 5:07 pm. 
Subject: Sora Rail Lakes Park
From: "Adventure Cyclist cyclingsavvy239 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:09:09 -0500
Right now, north side of recycle bridge, in reeds. Great close up view!

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Subject: Re: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew
From: "Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:00:10 -0500
Yes, bummer!  Thanks for the heads up Jim!


Charlie Ewell
Cape Coral, FL
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-------- Original message --------
From: James Boughton
Date:02/12/2015 9:17 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Charlie Ewell
Cc: Sam Heinrich , SW Florida Birdline
Subject: Re: [SWFLBirdline] RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew
Sadly, the parking machine has finally been fixed. No more free parking! On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM, Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline] wrote: Sam and All, Walt Winton and I will lead a shorebird walk at Bunche Beach this coming Sat morning at 7:30 am for Bird Patrol (a Lee Co Parks-Conservation 2020 volunteer group). No cost, but if the parking machine is fixed there is a two dollar per hour charge. Walks usually last 1.5-2 hours. Bunche is located at the end of John Morris Rd. Take John Morris south off Summerlin Rd in Ft Myers. Charlie Ewell Cape Coral, FL anhinga42 AT comcast.net Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone -------- Original message -------- From: "sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" Date:02/10/2015 6:49 PM (GMT-05:00) To: SWFLBirdline AT yahoogroups.com Subject: [SWFLBirdline] RFI: Bunche Beach LB Curlew Hello all! My family and I are visiting Bonita Springs for 5 days (13th-17th) from snowy Massachusetts, and one of the locations I hope to visit is Bunche Beach. I have seen the reports of the Curlew staying there, and am wondering if there is a specific location within the park where it is most reliable. Some of my other targets include Western Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Plover, and Mangrove Cuckoo. Are there spots within the park for these? I've visited SW Florida before, but my parents and I have never visited Bunche Beach, so I'm very excited! I'm more reliable at sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com , so if you could reply there I would greatly appreciate it! Happy birding! Sam Heinrich Sheinrich601613 https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/sets/72157647375643471/show
Subject: Re: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew
From: "James Boughton jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:17:40 -0500
Sadly, the parking machine has finally been fixed. No more free parking!

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM, Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net
[SWFLBirdline]  wrote:

>
>
> Sam and All,
>
> Walt Winton and I will lead a shorebird walk at Bunche Beach this coming
> Sat morning at 7:30 am for Bird Patrol (a Lee Co Parks-Conservation 2020
> volunteer group).  No cost, but if the parking machine is fixed there is a
> two dollar per hour charge.  Walks usually last 1.5-2 hours. Bunche is
> located at the end of John Morris Rd.  Take John Morris south off Summerlin
> Rd in Ft Myers.
>
>
> Charlie Ewell
> Cape Coral, FL
> anhinga42 AT comcast.net
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]"
> Date:02/10/2015 6:49 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: SWFLBirdline AT yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SWFLBirdline] RFI: Bunche Beach LB Curlew
>
>
>
> Hello all!
>
>
> My family and I are visiting Bonita Springs for 5 days (13th-17th) from
> snowy Massachusetts, and one of the locations I hope to visit is Bunche
> Beach. I have seen the reports of the Curlew staying there, and am
> wondering if there is a specific location within the park where it is most
> reliable. Some of my other targets include Western Sandpiper, Marbled
> Godwit, Wilson's Plover, and Mangrove Cuckoo. Are there spots within the
> park for these? I've visited SW Florida before, but my parents and I have
> never visited Bunche Beach, so I'm very excited!
>
>
> I'm more reliable at sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com , so if you could reply
> there I would greatly appreciate it!
>
>
> Happy birding!
>
> Sam Heinrich
>
> Sheinrich601613 
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/sets/72157647375643471/show
> 
>
>
>
>   
>
Subject: RE: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew
From: "Charlie Ewell anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:14:43 -0500
Sam and All, 

Walt Winton and I will lead a shorebird walk at Bunche Beach this coming Sat 
morning at 7:30 am for Bird Patrol (a Lee Co Parks-Conservation 2020 volunteer 
group).  No cost, but if the parking machine is fixed there is a two dollar 
per hour charge.  Walks usually last 1.5-2 hours. Bunche is located at the end 
of John Morris Rd.  Take John Morris south off Summerlin Rd in Ft Myers. 



Charlie Ewell
Cape Coral, FL
anhinga42 AT comcast.net

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



-------- Original message --------
From: "sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]"
Date:02/10/2015 6:49 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: SWFLBirdline AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [SWFLBirdline] RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew
Hello all! My family and I are visiting Bonita Springs for 5 days (13th-17th) from snowy Massachusetts, and one of the locations I hope to visit is Bunche Beach. I have seen the reports of the Curlew staying there, and am wondering if there is a specific location within the park where it is most reliable. Some of my other targets include Western Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Plover, and Mangrove Cuckoo. Are there spots within the park for these? I've visited SW Florida before, but my parents and I have never visited Bunche Beach, so I'm very excited! I'm more reliable at sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com , so if you could reply there I would greatly appreciate it! Happy birding! Sam Heinrich Sheinrich601613 https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/sets/72157647375643471/show
Subject: Re: White-cr Sparrow Bowditch Pt Park
From: "Meg Rousher megrousher AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:47:34 -0500
Here is the Sparrow we saw Vince, That was fun. I'm e-mailing you the
original picture. Let me know if you don't get it.
Meg

[image: Inline image 1]
Subject: Great White Heron on Sanibel
From: "Donald Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:07:34 -0500
Great White Heron feeding at the Pond Apple Ponds. This is a subspecies 
(occidentalis) of Great Blue Heron that is all white. To distinguish from Great 
Egret, note size, dusky upper mandible, grayish blue facial skin, and pink or 
horn-colored legs. It was feeding with Wood Storks, which it towers above. 


Don and Lillian Stokes
Sanibel, FL

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Subject: White-cr Sparrow Bowditch Pt Park
From: "Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:53:15 -0500
It took a while but it was found today. Beginning to move around more. This 
morning it was located along the tree line inside the park near the 
amphitheater. 


Vince McGrath
Ft Myers, Fl

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Subject: RE: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew
From: "'Jim Boughton' jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:01:33 -0500
Sam – Bunche Beach is a narrow strip of sand along the Gulf. The LBCU could 
be anywhere on the beach, so you’ll just need to walk the length of it (about 
a mile? I’m not sure). You enter at the middle, after parking at the end of 
John Morris Road ($2 / hour). The best time to go is 1-2 hours after low tide, 
when the incoming water pushes shorebirds in to a narrower area. You can find 
current tide tables (for “Punta Rassa”) at 
http://www.localtides.net/punta-rassa-tide.php. 


 

You could find all of the birds on your list there (plus Piping Plover), except 
for the MACU. With luck, you could find the cuckoo along John Morris Road, 
which is lined with mangroves. If not, try your luck at Ding Darling, where 
it’s being seen fairly regularly (but not easily!). 


 

Good birding – 

 

Jim Boughton

Sanibel

 

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Behalf Of sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:49 PM
To: SWFLBirdline AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [SWFLBirdline] RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew

 

  

Hello all!

 

My family and I are visiting Bonita Springs for 5 days (13th-17th) from snowy 
Massachusetts, and one of the locations I hope to visit is Bunche Beach. I have 
seen the reports of the Curlew staying there, and am wondering if there is a 
specific location within the park where it is most reliable. Some of my other 
targets include Western Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Plover, and 
Mangrove Cuckoo. Are there spots within the park for these? I've visited SW 
Florida before, but my parents and I have never visited Bunche Beach, so I'm 
very excited! 


 

I'm more reliable at sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com 
 , so if you could reply there I would 
greatly appreciate it! 


 

Happy birding!

Sam Heinrich

Sheinrich601613  

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/sets/72157647375643471/show 
 


 

 


Subject: RFI: Bunche Beach & LB Curlew
From: "sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Feb 2015 15:49:29 -0800
Hello all!
 

 My family and I are visiting Bonita Springs for 5 days (13th-17th) from snowy 
Massachusetts, and one of the locations I hope to visit is Bunche Beach. I have 
seen the reports of the Curlew staying there, and am wondering if there is a 
specific location within the park where it is most reliable. Some of my other 
targets include Western Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Plover, and 
Mangrove Cuckoo. Are there spots within the park for these? I've visited SW 
Florida before, but my parents and I have never visited Bunche Beach, so I'm 
very excited! 

 

 I'm more reliable at sheinrich601613 AT gmail.com , so if you could reply there I 
would greatly appreciate it! 

 

 Happy birding!
 Sam Heinrich
 Sheinrich601613 https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/sets/72157647375643471/show 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/sets/72157647375643471/ 


 

 

Subject: Re: LB Curlew Bunche Beach [1 Attachment]
From: "epna AT rogers.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:52:39 +0000 (UTC)
it has been there most mornings this week
Subject: LB Curlew Bunche Beach
From: "James Boughton jmboughton254 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:44:55 -0500
Right now, to the right of the entrance
Subject: First visit to Sanibel Island
From: "Robert Gallucci mtblrg AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:36:42 -0500
Hello. I am an avid Jersey birder who is excited to be visiting family this
week on Sanibel island. My "to see" lists are going wild (WCPI tops them
all) and I'm hoping to get some local advice and insight on how to best
enjoy my five days in the area.

I believe my hosts are arranging for me to attend a talk with Don and
Lillian Stokes, which should be mind blowing.

Would love to hear more from locals on if I should stay strictly on the
island or also head inland.

Are there any local customs or rules I should be aware of to ensure I'm
protecting the birds (like in NJ where we try to make sure visitors
don't trample on sensitive dunes)

Are there any local groups that have walks planned?

If anyone is open to meeting up, please let me know.

I will be in town from Thursday morning  to Tuesday evening.

Thanks in advance.


-- 
Rob Gallucci
Sometimes its not about getting on the path less traveled, its about just
getting on the path.
Subject: First visit to Sanibel
From: "Robert Gallucci mtblrg AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:33:54 -0500
Hello. I am an avid Jersey birder who is excited to be visiting family this
week on Sanibel island. My "to see" lists are going wild (WCPI tops them
all) and I'm hoping to get some local advice and insight on how to best
enjoy my five days in the area.

I believe my hosts are arranging for me to attend a talk with Don and
Lillian Stokes, which should be mind blowing.

Would love to hear more from locals on if I should stay strictly on the
island or also head inland.

Are there any local customs or rules I should be aware of to ensure I'm
protecting the birds (like in NJ where we try to make sure visitors
don't trample on sensitive dunes)

Are there any local groups that have walks planned?

If anyone is open to meeting up, please let me know.

I will be in town from Thursday morning  to Tuesday evening.

Thanks in advance.


-- 
Rob Gallucci
Sometimes it's not about getting on the path less traveled, its about just
getting on the path
Subject: Help Me Scaup These Out Please [3 Attachments]
From: "skink AT embarqmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Feb 2015 15:07:19 -0800
OK, I get the Scaup part but wouldn't care to bet my life on the Greater or 
Lesser part. It's been to many years since I have had them side by side. I 
would say Lesser but like I say, all bets are off. Found them in a private pond 
not far from Bunche Beach, I would say more but hate being shot on sight by 
irate land owners. 

 

 Thanks in advance,
 

 Blair
Subject: Low tide in Estero Bay
From: "Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:41:16 -0500
A quick check from Pink Shell Resort at the N end of Estero I revealed 1,000s 
of waders across the extensive flats of an extreme low tide. 

White Ibis dominant for miles in any direction. Hordes of Skimmers, Gulls and 
shorebirds. Pleasant way to start the day if you don't mind a brisk and breezy 
low 50s. Ah that good ole Yankee blood a stirrin' 


Vince McGrath
Ft Myers, Fl

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Subject: RE: Help with Duck ID [1 Attachment]
From: "burt AT finkelstein.me [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:43:58 -0700




Subject: Re: Help with Duck ID
From: "Adventure Cyclist cyclingsavvy239 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:37:51 -0600
This article might provide some clues 
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/domducks.htm



On 5 Feb 2015, at 10:23 AM, Burt Finkelstein burt AT finkelstein.me [SWFLBirdline] 
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> [Attachment(s) from Burt Finkelstein included below]
> Found this solitary duck couple in the a retention pond near the Publix 
shopping center (Potter Park Dr and Central Sarasota Pwky). I thought they were 
muscovy ducks at first glance due to their size, but up close they may be 
Northern Shovelers. They definitely "dabbled" but did not "shovel" in the 10 
minutes I observed them. 

> 
> Their coloration and beak size is not what I know about Northern Shovelers. 
Any definitive ID would be appreciated. 

> 
> I have more photos if necessary.
> 
> Thank you. 
> 
> -- 
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> 
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Subject: Help with Duck ID [2 Attachments]
From: "Burt Finkelstein burt AT finkelstein.me [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:23:05 -0500
Found this solitary duck couple in the a retention pond near the Publix 
shopping center (Potter Park Dr and Central Sarasota Pwky).  I thought 
they were muscovy ducks at first glance due to their size, but up close 
they may be Northern Shovelers.  They definitely "dabbled" but did not 
"shovel" in the 10 minutes I observed them.

Their coloration and beak size is not what I know about Northern 
Shovelers.  Any definitive ID would be appreciated.

I have more photos if necessary.

Thank you.
-- 

Burt


Burt Finkelstein, Pharm.D.

7156 Del Lago Dr

Sarasota, Fl  34238-4523


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Subject: Ovenbird, Ding Darling Sanibel
From: "Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:22:03 -0500
Saw it this morning on the boardwalk trail between the visitors center and the 
toll both. 

Lillian and Don Stokes
sanibel

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Subject: White- crowned Sparrow
From: "Vincent McGrath McAvian AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:15:43 -0500
Seen at 9:30 am today in same location as usual. Look for it in the buttonwoods 
shrub line just behind the groin(rocks) at the Tip if Bowditch Pt Park, N end 
of Ft Myers Beach. 


Vince McGrath
Ft Myers, Fl

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Subject: Gannets, Bonaparte's gull - Stump Pass State Park, Charlotte County
From: "'C. Georgiadis, D.O.' cageorgiadis AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 16:04:31 +0000 (UTC)
 Single Bonaparte's gull in the tidal pool on south end of the park (at Stump 
Pass). Well over 100 Northern Gannets on the Gulf side of the park, mostly to 
the south. 

Tino GeorgiadisEnglewood, FL
Subject: Ding Darling Wildlife Viewing Statement - Ethical Behavior
From: "Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:46:46 -0500
Here is a new statement put out after recent occurrences of visitors 
potentially disturbing both the screech owl and the white-crowned pigeon. I 
will try to clarify this a little further. 


Karl

At the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR, we encourage visitors to respectfully enjoy 
wildlife at a safe distance. However, occasionally some visitors go to extra 
lengths to enhance their experience without regard to the health and safety of 
wildlife. This can result in the disturbance or harassment of wildlife. 
Disturbance or harassment of wildlife is defined as any activity that alters or 
changes the natural behavior of wildlife, which can be detrimental to the 
animal's health, safety, or productivity. Types of activities that can cause 
disturbance or harassment are: getting too close to, or chasing wildlife; using 
flash photography in close proximity to wildlife; playing recorded bird calls; 
cutting vegetation near a nest; feeding wildlife; or throwing objects at 
wildlife. Any action that results in the disturbance or harassment of wildlife 
on a national wildlife refuge is unethical and illegal, and can result in hefty 
fines or arrest. Witnesses to any of these types of violations are encouraged 
to report them immediately to Refuge Management at (239) 472-1100. Remember to 
exercise caution when viewing, photographing, or filming wildlife for the 
welfare of the wildlife and for the respect of other visitors. 

Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls
From: "Alan Gast gast_alan AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 22:24:47 +0000 (UTC)
At 5:00 PM on Tuesday February 3 two Bonaparte's Gulls are swimming in the Gulf 
on Sanibel toward the 4 mile marker (Tarpon Bay Road). Alan Gast 
Subject: Boneparte's Gulls
From: "Alan Gast gast_alan AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 22:18:00 +0000 (UTC)
A 5:PM Tuesday 2/3, two Boneparte's Gulls are swimming west in the Gulf close 
to shore on Sanibel toward the 4 mile marker (Tarpon Bay Road). Alan Gast 
Subject: White-winged Dove at entrance to Ding Darling NWR
From: "Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:34:57 -0500
Sitting on wire just saw it.
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Subject: White-crowned Pigeon Continues
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Seen by many this morning. Same place as before. Calusa Mound Trail at Ding. 

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Subject: White-crowned Pigeon still at Ding Shell Mound trail
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Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:13:49 -0500
Looking at it now. Take left fork of trail. Pigeon is sitting in tree over 
Native Plants Native Uses sign. 

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Subject: Estero Lagoon
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Date: 25 Jan 2015 11:43:26 -0800
Walked the length of the shore along the Estero Lagoon area. While the lagoon 
itself didn’t provide much more than a few waders, there were some good 
birds, mostly at either end of the beach. At the north end saw an immature 
American Oyster Catcher, six Piping Plovers huddled together, and a 
Red-breasted Merganser was in the pond area near the Wyndham Resort. Not much 
was going on in the middle of the beach except Bald Eagle and Sandwich Tern 
flyovers, and I lamented the lack of Wilson’s Plovers which had been so 
numerous last year. At the south end of the beach where it starts to widen and 
the bridge to Lover’s Key is in sight, there were masses of washed up seaweed 
crawling with Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones. Near the very end of the 
seaweed bonanza, I finally spotted Wilson Plovers – seven of them! To top it 
off there was a lone Snowy Plover. In all I had 33 species. Complete ebird list 
is below. 

 
 Susan Beaudoin
 

 1 Red-breasted Merganser
1 Wood Stork
7 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Anhinga
2 American White Pelican
9 Brown Pelican
2 Great Blue Heron
2 Great Egret
1 Snowy Egret
2 Little Blue Heron
3 Tricolored Heron
1 Reddish Egret
7 White Ibis
1 Black Vulture
4 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
2 Bald Eagle -- One adult One juvenile
12 Black-bellied Plover
7 Wilson's Plover
6 Piping Plover
1 American Oystercatcher
24 Willet
70 Ruddy Turnstone
120 Sanderling
3 Laughing Gull
8 Ring-billed Gull
1 Herring Gull
2 Sandwich Tern
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Palm Warbler
1 Snowy Plover

 

Subject: 39 Northern Gannets, 4 Lesser Scaup Blind Pass Sanibel
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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:31:01 -0500
All gannets were immatures, Scaup were males. Seen this morning.
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Subject: Northern Waterthrush
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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:15:33 +0000
This morning, 1-25-15, I recorded a Northern Waterthrush, seen and heard 
chipping at Bird Rookery Swamp, CREW. I saw it just past the west end of the 
boardwalk. I believe it is the same individual that has wintered here now 3 
consecutive years, in almost the exact stretch of habitat. 

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Subject: Short-tailed Hawk, Sanibel, Donax St.
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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:27:12 -0500
Just flew over us headed north.
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Subject: White-crowned Pigeon is at Ding Darling Shell Mound Trail
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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:57:50 -0500
Take the left fork and just past the curved ramp bridge with screen sides it 
was sitting on a limb on the right, just saw it. 

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Subject: White-crowned Pigeon Still There
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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:33:45 -0500
As of 11:15 the pigeon was at the same spot as Tues. Calusa Mound Trail at Ding 
Darling. Look for " Native Plants Native Uses sign. 


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Subject: 41 Red Knots, 3 Northern Gannets Sanibel beach access 6 west gulf drive
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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:21:52 -0500
The gannets were all immatures. None of the Red Knots were banded.
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Subject: White crowned Pigeon still there
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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:49:17 -0500
At 12:15 still where Stokes saw it. Look directly above sign on right side of 
path labeled Native Plants, Native Uses. 


Take left fork at start of trail. 

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Subject: Black Scoter, Red Knot, Lesser Black-backed Gull Sanibel beach access 1
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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:41:36 -0500
Looking at them now. Black Scoter is a female, Lesser Black-backed is an adult.
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Subject: White-crowned pigeon shell mound trail Ding Darling now
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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:39:51 -0500
Looking at it now on left Boardwalk above the Native Plants, Native Uses 
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Subject: Northern Gannet, imm. swimming Sanibel fishing pier now
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Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:20:33 -0500
There is a Northern Gannet, early stage imm. swimming close to shore near beach 
viewed from left of Sanibel fishing pier. It is drifting towards causeway. 

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Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker [2 Attachments]
From: "Sheila Kleiman contactsheila AT rogers.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:14:56 +0000 (UTC)
A juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker molting into adult plumage today in community 
of Pelican Preserve, Fort Myers where I live. 


Subject: Estero Buffer Preserve - Winkler Point
From: "smbeaudoin1 AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Jan 2015 17:50:43 -0800
Six members of the Caloosa Bird Club went exploring in the Winkler point 
preserve this morning. At the large pond at the south end of the trail system, 
we saw a single Bufflehead, ten or so Ruddy Ducks and several hundred Lesser 
Scaup. Walking around the north end of this pond and heading east across salt 
flats we came to a back water area of the Estero River where we encountered 
well over a hundred American Avocets - quite a sight. Also in this general area 
where numerous shore birds - Marbled Godwit, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, Greater 
Yellowlegs, Willet, Least Sandpiper, and Semipalmated and Wilson Plovers. 
Heading north from this area we walked through a grassy salt marsh area and 
flushed at least six Sharp-tailed Sparrow species. We never got a look at the 
breasts to determine if they were Saltmarsh or Nelson's. A Wilson's Snipe was 
seen in this general area as were several Killdeer. Raptors included Am 
Kestrel, Coopers and Red-shouldered Hawks, and Bald Eagle. We did not see or 
hear the Clapper Rails or American Bitterns previously reported. In all we saw 
49 species. 

 Susan Beaudoin
 Fort Myers
Subject: Notes from Ding Darling Birding Using Social Media Presentation now Available
From: "Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 19:24:33 -0500
The meeting last week was very well received. We have taken the essence of the 
Power Point slides and made a pdf document showing the key points that were 
made. If anyone wants a copy of this, please send me an email and I will 
forward it to you. 


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Subject: Eagle Lake Naples
From: "Bernard Master vmasteri AT columbus.rr.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:29:22 +0000
Eagle Lake has been restored. Susan and I found 50 species there this morning. 
Of note were 4 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and 2 Bronzed Cowbirds. Of special 
interest was a single odd rare early Solitary sandpiper 

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Subject: Birding the Marsh
From: "France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:28:35 +0000 (UTC)
I had the opportunity to join a friend today to go and visit the Harns Marsh in 
Lehigh Acres, how could I pass that up! It's a bit of a hike for me but so 
worth the travel - I got to see several species that I don't usually see in my 
neck of the woods - such as Limpkins, Sandhill Cranes, Sparrows and Glossy Ibis 
among many others. A great birding day with over 50 species.Some photos are 
posted on my blog Bird Tweets 


France PaulsenSanibel, Florida

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Subject: 4 Lesser Scaup males Sanibel
From: "Lillian Stokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:06:00 -0500
Off West Gulf Drive near Mitchell's Sand Castles cottages.
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Subject: Continuing Ani, Chestnut-sided warbler (and Lark Sparrow)
From: "dolphinsongmelody AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Jan 2015 17:07:38 -0800
Hello all,
 I took a trip down to Fort de Soto County Park this afternoon. I arrived at 
just after 12pm. I spent a while discussing the ani with a few birders there, 
though none of us were sure where the actual sighting area was. 

 

 Around 2pm I heard the bird singing and saw it briefly on the top of the 
tallest tree along the coastal path heading south. I found it again on the left 
side of the path (=east), and it sat there for a good 6 minutes preening and 
calling a good 6 feet away right in the open. The coordinates of the bird were 
27.630797, -82.736792. I managed to get a few others onto the bird and they 
were pleased. The bird gave its odd whistle call, though not too loud so make 
sure you listen carefully if you are in the area. It gradually moved south as 
we watched it. 

 

 For future records, the dirt arrows are not in the dirt paths near the car 
park but in the white sandy/dirt path that is parallel to the coast. There are 
two arrows, one further north that points to the white-crowned sparrow spot 
(the low bushes with red berries) and the one further south for the ani. My ani 
sighting was about 30 feet north of the ani arrow (and a good 300 feet south of 
the white-crowned sparrow arrow). I suggest taking a GPS/iPhone and matching my 
coordinates if you don't want to spend a while walking in circles like we all 
did! 

 

 While watching the ani I photographed it next to a lark sparrow, which I 
didn't realize was unusual being an ignorant California birder. A couple of 
birders said the white-crowned sparrows were around though I didn't see them 
with a quick look over and moved off to the chestnut-sided warbler. 

 

 I then ventured to the north side of North Beach. I found it by following palm 
warbler calls to a mixed warbler flock. In this flock I found pine, palm, 
myrtle and black-and-white warbler. The last bird in the flock I checked 
flashed its yellow wing bars as it took off and I knew I had the bird. 
Fortunately it didn't fly too far and then rejoined the tree. The bird is quite 
strikingly dark grey from underneath, different from the subtle tones of the 
others warblers (it is also unmarked underneath unlike myrtle and palm). It 
isn't too shy so views of the yellow wing bars and green cap should not be 
difficult. This bird was located at 27.643804, -82.739728 but does seem to move 
between trees sometimes. Follow the palms and myrtles if in doubt! 

 

 Complete ebird list and details here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21345265 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21345265 

 

 All the best,
 James Bailey
 (currently residing in Hernando County)
Subject: Ding Darling - Merganser [1 Attachment]
From: "France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:56:08 +0000 (UTC)
Had a nice morning visiting Ding Darling today. A nice variety of species were 
present but the male Red-breasted Merganser and the pair of Hooded Merganser 
steal the show as far as I'm concerned.Happy Birding folks. 

France PaulsenSanibel, Florida
Subject: Great horned owl
From: "roberta oswald bird.oswald AT icloud.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:17:19 -0500
I am coming down to Ft Myers beach for the next 2 weeks. Can anyone direct me 
to a nesting Great Horned Owl? I'm a very responsible birdwatcher and 
photographer that would love to get some photos....... 


Thanks,
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Subject: Great Black-backed Gull Sanibel Causeway now
From: "dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 17:25:50 -0500
It is on the right hand side of the first causeway island as you leave Sanibel. 
It is s first winter Great Black-backed Gull 

Lillian and Don Stokes
Sabibel

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Subject: RE: Short-tailed Hawk, Sanibel
From: "'Charlie Ewell' anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:53:09 -0500
I also saw one yesterday late afternoon in the Colonial Blvd-Plantation Rd
area of Ft Myers, heading southeast with a kettle of vultures towards Six
Mile Cypress, which incidentally is an excellent location to view them year
round.

 

 

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Subject: [SWFLBirdline] Short-tailed Hawk, Sanibel

 

Just now on Sand Castle Rd. headed northwest. 
Lillian and Don Stokes
Sanibel

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Subject: Short-tailed Hawk, Sanibel
From: "dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:20:41 -0500
 Just now on Sand Castle Rd. headed   northwest. 
Lillian and Don Stokes
Sanibel

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Subject: Swallows
From: "France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:33:29 -0500
Tree swallows by the thousand in the bailey tract now
France Paulsen 
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Subject: Shorebird ID Walk by Bird Patrol this Saturday at Bunche Beach
From: "'Charlie Ewell' anhinga42 AT comcast.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 05:53:56 -0500
Bird Patrol Shorebird ID Walk, Saturday Jan 10th  AT  7:30AM

Experience one of the best birding sites in Lee Co. Located in So Ft. Myers
off Summerlin Rd: Meet on the beach at the end of John Morris Rd. Parking
fee of $2 per hour (tour approx. 2 hrs) at meter. Bring binoculars, sun
protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water. Restrooms in
building at first parking lot on right after the small bridge. Guides:
Charlie Ewell and Iver Brook!

 

 

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Subject: SanCap Audubon Sat Morning Walk Changed from Ft Myers Beach Lagoon to Bunche Beach at 8:00 AM
From: "Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:04:44 -0500
ATTENTION:  SAN-CAP AUDUBON MEMBERS AND FRIENDS !!!

The Ft Myers Beach Lagoon Bird Walk is cancelled and is being replaced with 
BUNCHE BEACH. Same day, Saturday Jan 10. Same time, 8 AM. 


Time and Mother Nature has has closed off the parts of Ft Myers Beach we used 
on our Bird Walks. What used to be tidal is no longer, causing the formation of 
a barren pond and several smaller tidal pools that have dried up leaving very 
little bird life. I walked the area today and it is totally different than a 
year ago. I had a total of six species on the walk today. Except for two Brown 
Pelicans and seven Willets the other four species were singles. 


Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.  See you at BUNCHE BEACH.

Hugh Verry

PS: BUNCHE BEACH: Across causeway approx. 2.5 miles. Right on John Morris Rd to 
beach parking lot. Waterproof shoes a must. Parking fee $ 2.00/hour. 
Subject: Harns Marsh
From: "'Sheila' contactsheila AT rogers.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 19:29:16 -0500
At least 8 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Harns Marsh this morning - just
along the trail (right) from the parking lot. Plus Least Bittern and Purple
Gallinule.
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gulls Continuing on Sanibel
From: "Karl Werner karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:05:07 -0500
For new snowbirds, continuing Lesser Black-backed Gulls on Sanibel. Saw an 
adult and first winter this morning at Lighthouse Beach. 


Karl
Subject: Upcoming Sanibel Birding Presentations Jan 8 and 9
From: "WERNER KARL karlwerner AT sbcglobal.net [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:21:13 -0800
You are invited to two different birding presentations next week on Sanibel.

1) At 7:30 on Thursday evening Jan 8, the first Sancap Audubon program entitled 
"Birding in the Land of the Midnight Sun (Iceland) will be held at the Sanibel 
Community House. 


2) The first program in the Ding Darling Wildlife Society series will be on 
social media, and how you can use it to improve your birding. The program, 
which is free, will be given twice, once at 10:00 and then again at 1:00 in the 
Visitors and Education Center at Ding Darling on Friday Jan 9. 


Here are the particulars on this program.

Title: Birding Using Social Media

Presenters: David and Tammy McQuade, Lillian Stokes, and Karl Werner

Purposes: 1) To become familiar with the different forms of social media to aid 
in birding enjoyment and finding birds 

 2) To encourage the use of social media to better communicate bird sightings 
to others 


Topics to be Covered in Overview Form:
1) Mailing lists, aka Listserves
2) eBird
3) Facebook
4) Phone apps
5) Twitter
6) Blogs

Thanks, and hope to see you there!
Karl
Subject: Glaucous Gull, Venice Fl, Sarasota County
From: "Sam Stuart surfbird AT gmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:31:19 +0000
All

Just came across a stunning 2nd cycle Glaucous Gull here in Venice.  It's
on the beach with several other Gulls and Terns who came ashore when the
fog came in.  It's just south of the public access point at the N end of
Alhambra

Sam Stuart
Subject: Birding S.W. Florida
From: "France france4fa AT yahoo.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:15:26 +0000 (UTC)
Good afternoon Folks;Just wanted to say - a great thank you to all the bird 
folks out there whom have been my teacher along the way, it has been a 
fantastic year! Also I had an incredible birding experience the past few days 
and was pleased to be in such great company - bird and human kind. This past 
Sunday I saw a total of 40 species at the Bailey Tract, then yesterday I 
visited Bunche Beach with my bird club and personally saw 40 species then too. 
I then strayed from the group and joined a couple of gals to explore the 
Winkler Point in search of ducks and avocets - success! I just finished posting 
my sightings on my blog - feel free to look - Bird Tweets 

I look forward to the new year and perhaps new species for me.Regards,

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| Bird TweetsIt was with glee and excitement that I entered the trail with Gail 
and later was joined by Marie. | 

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  France PaulsenSanibel, Florida
Subject: 2 Western Kingbirds, Snipe, Ovenbird, Merlin, White-crowned Pigeon Sanibel
From: "Dlstokes dlstokes AT aol.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:13:00 -0500
Just today saw 2 Western Kingbirds in the dead tree behind Amy's Over Easy Cafe 
which is across from Bailey's store. 

Yesterday had a Wilson's Snipe on the island in the middle of the first pond at 
Bailey Tract. White-winged Dove was on the telephone wire near Bailey's store. 
In Ding Darling there was a Merlin in a dead tree across the first pond and an 
Ovenbird 100 ft. past the culvert of the second pond on the left side of road. 

Lillian and Don Stokes
Sanibel

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Subject: Big 'O" Birding Festival
From: "mlelighthouse AT embarqmail.com [SWFLBirdline]" <SWFLBirdline-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Dec 2014 05:20:56 -0800
The Big "O" Birding Festival is open for registration. The information isn't on 
the website yet. I'm sending this so you will have the first opportunity to 
register for the trips with limited space. Please Share. 

 Margaret