PRAS has a birding activity in which a birding hot spot is selected for members to visit on their own, each month. We then ask those members to submit an e-mail report listing the birds they saw.
Since starting this activity in September, we have had 5 different hot spots. 32 people have participated and reported the birds they have seen thus far. We just completed our February Self Guided Birding Activity at the Celery Fields in Sarasota For those of you that joined in, glad you did, and we’re always open for more to attend. Here is the listing of birds seen in February at the Celery Fields by our group and the number of reports listing each bird species.
Anhinga-4 Blackbird-Red Winged-4 Bluejay-2 Bunting-Painted-1 Cardinal-Northern-2 Catbird-Gray-1 Coot-American-5 Cormorant-Double Crested-4 Cowbird-Brown headed-4 Crow-american-3 Crow-Fish-2 Dove-Ground-2 Dove-Mourning-4 Dowitcher-Long Billed-1 Duck-Mottled-3 Duck-Wood-1 Eagle-Bald-3 Egret-Cattle-5 Egret-Great-4 Egret-Snowy-3 Gallinule-Common-4 Gallinule-Purple-2 Gnatcatcher-Blue-grey-1 Goldfinch-American-1 Grackle-Boat Tailed-4 Grackle-Common-2 Grebe-Pied Billed-4 Gull-Laughing-2 Harrier-Northern-2 Hawk-Red Shouldered-2 Heron-Black Crowned Night-1 Heron-Great Blue-3 Heron-Green-1 Heron-Little Blue-4 Heron-TriColored-4 Ibis-Glossy-4 Ibis-White-4 Kingfisher-Belted-3 Kite-Swallow Tailed Limpkin-4 Martin-Purple-4 Meadowlark-1 Mockingbird-Northern-4 Osprey-3 Pelican-White American-1 Phoebe-Eastern-2 Robin-1 Sandhill Crane-4 Scaup-Lesser-2 Shrike-Loggerhead-2 Sparrow-Savannah-1 Sparrow-White-crowned-1 Spoonbill-Roseate-2 Swallow-Tree-4 Teal-Blue Winged-5 Tern-Forster’s-1 Tern-Royal-1 Vulture-Black-4 Vulture-Turkey-3 Warble-Palm-2 Warbler-Yellow Rumped-4 Woodpecker-Red Bellied-2 Woodstork-1 Yellowlegs-Greater-1 Yellowlegs-Lesser-1
Thanks to those joining in and we hope more will join in the future.
Ron and Char Robinson Crob80517@aol.com