Recap - Fort DeSoto Apr 23, 2014

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:44 -- Fred Hileman

Can I say fantastic?  The field trip to Fort DeSoto was just that.  We had a group of 18 for this field trip.  Of that group a mother and daughter from south Florida joined us and stayed to the end. Another of the group had their two granddaughters visiting.  It is always very gratifying to not only see such good birds, but also to be able to share them and our knowledge with others. As always we welcome all who care to join in the fun and excitement of discovery.

And discovery it was!  We had 20 species of wood warblers. Many thrushes, vireos, gulls, terns, shorebirds, herons, ibis,and a flyover of a Roseate Spoonbill.  Some of the highlights  for this trip was the Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Blue-winged,Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Cape May, Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted  Warblers, Louisanna Waterthrush and on.  We had a total of 95 species with many of the same that seemed to not care about humans nearby, but rather were exhausted and hungry from their long flight from South America to Florida. 

There were several of us there the afternoon (22 of April) before and still got 69 species.  I won't be able to combine these lists until eBird acknowledges the Dickcissel that was spotted in the same vicinity as it had been the past several days.

Click this link for a list of birds for April 23, 2014.  PS Effie checked her videos and found a Red Knot that she had taken at the beach with the Godwits.  

 

PS. Just got confirmation of the list from the afternoon of April 22.  Click this link for that list.   You can add one more to this list.  I  am just going through my photos and see that I got a Worm_eating Warbler at the Mulberry Tree.

 

Below is the compiled list of 105 total species for the two days. PS Brings the total to 106 species.  I will wait until I go through my 1275 (Did I say 1275?) yes, my  1275 pictures and do an update on all reports.

 

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WEEK REPORT:  High Count

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 High Count Abundance Frequency Group Size Species Totals  
Report Details
Date range: Apr 22, 2014 - Apr 28, 2014 Total # of Species: 105
Total # of Checklists: 2
Location(s):   St. Petersburg, Anderson Boulevard; St. Petersburg, Anderson Boulevard Fort De Soto 
Summary
  Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28
Number of Species 67 95 -- -- -- -- --
Number of Individuals 5 14 -- -- -- -- --
Number of Checklists 1 1 -- -- -- -- --
Highest Count for a Species   (sample size) Hide Sample Size
Species Name Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 28
Mottled Duck --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Red-breasted Merganser
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Double-crested Cormorant
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Brown Pelican
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Great Blue Heron
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Great Egret
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Snowy Egret --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Tricolored Heron
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Reddish Egret
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Cattle Egret
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Black-crowned Night-Heron --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
White Ibis
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Roseate Spoonbill --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Osprey
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Bald Eagle
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Red-tailed Hawk --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
American Oystercatcher
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Black-bellied Plover
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Wilson's Plover
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Semipalmated Plover
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Piping Plover --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Willet
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Marbled Godwit
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Ruddy Turnstone
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Sanderling
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Dunlin
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Least Sandpiper
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Western Sandpiper
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Short-billed Dowitcher --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Laughing Gull
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Ring-billed Gull
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Least Tern
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Caspian Tern
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Forster's Tern
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Royal Tern
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Sandwich Tern --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Black Skimmer
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Mourning Dove
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Common Ground-Dove
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Belted Kingfisher --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Red-bellied Woodpecker
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Northern Flicker
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
American Kestrel --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Merlin
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Peregrine Falcon --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Nanday Parakeet --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Eastern Wood-Pewee --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Great Crested Flycatcher
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Eastern Kingbird --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Loggerhead Shrike
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
White-eyed Vireo --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Yellow-throated Vireo
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Blue-headed Vireo --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Red-eyed Vireo
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Fish Crow
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Tree Swallow --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Barn Swallow
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
House Wren --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Carolina Wren --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Ruby-crowned Kinglet --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Veery --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Swainson's Thrush --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Wood Thrush --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Gray Catbird
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Northern Mockingbird
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
European Starling
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Cedar Waxwing
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Ovenbird --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Worm-eating Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Louisiana Waterthrush --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Blue-winged Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Black-and-white Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Tennessee Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Common Yellowthroat --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Hooded Warbler
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
American Redstart
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Cape May Warbler
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Northern Parula --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Magnolia Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Bay-breasted Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Yellow Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Chestnut-sided Warbler --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Blackpoll Warbler
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Black-throated Blue Warbler
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Palm Warbler
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Prairie Warbler
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Black-throated Green Warbler
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Eastern Towhee --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Summer Tanager
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Scarlet Tanager
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Northern Cardinal
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Blue Grosbeak --
(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Indigo Bunting
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Painted Bunting
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Dickcissel
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Red-winged Blackbird
(1)
-- -- -- -- -- --
Common Grackle
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Boat-tailed Grackle
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Brown-headed Cowbird
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Orchard Oriole
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --
Baltimore Oriole
(1)

(1)
-- -- -- -- --

 

Comments

Submitted by Carol Lassman on

Yes! It was a glorious day with many beautiful birds!I would like to thank Fred for his gracious and expert leadership and the other members of the group who all showed us such kindness and help to make the day a memory of a lifetime for my daughter and myself. Please don't hesitate to call if you get down our way.
Warmest regards,
Carol

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