Field Trip Report by Barney Bontecou 11-23-2019
We had a wonderful but quiet walk Saturday 11/23 at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve East. The weather was perfect, a cool sunny day. Afterwards we had a quick snack and went over the birds we had seen. We had about 15 people and saw 25 species. I saw several along the roadway on the way in that maybe everyone didn’t see, like the Red-headed Woodpecker. Then we headed to Powell Creek Preserve and saw 25 species there too. Only seven hardy people continued to Powell, so there were less eyes to spot birds. I want to thank Shannon and Phyllis so much for leading the walk for me at Powell Creek because I had to leave for work.
The lists from both preserves are below. There were a lot of birds I was surprised we didn’t see, such as the Pileated Woodpecker, Vireos, Crows, Kestrel, and House Wren. There was not a big variety of Warblers. Some pretty common birds were missing today. A big thank you to everybody who came!
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve East:
Red-headed Woodpecker Red-belly Woodpecker Northern Flicker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Blue Jay Northern Cardinal Mockingbird Morning Dove Ground Dove Phoebe Robin Cat Bird Tree Swallow Black Vulture Turkey Vulture Common Grackle Red-shoulder Hawk Carolina Wren Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Common Yellow Throat Warbler Common Grackle Great Blue Heron Great Egret
Powell Creek Preserve:
Belted Kingfisher Woodstork Black Vulture Green Heron Turkey Vulture Tri-colored Heron Great Egret Mockingbird Glossy Ibis Little Blue Heron Great Blue Heron Anhinga Pied-billed Grebe Mallard Mottled Duck Boat tailed Grackle Red-shouldered Hawk Eastern Phoebe Yellow-rumped Warbler Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Blue Jay Red-bellied Woodpecker Black and White Warbler Common Gallinule Loggerhead Shrike