We had a great turnout for our guided walk, with a combination of Peace River Audubon Members and Lemon Bay Conservancy members. As we looked for birds, Eva Furner, pointed out the renovations that had been completed as part of the long range plan for the preserve. It was a beautiful sunny day and we saw about 40 different bird species on our walk. We covered both the east and west sides and stopped at the feeding station. Some of the highlights included a White Pelican, an Osprey carrying a fish, a Pileated Woodpecker working on it’s nest, and a female Painted Bunting at the feeders.
Eva Furner welcoming the group
Blue Jay by Barbara Segal
White-eyed Vireo by Barbara Segal
Here is the list of the birds that were seen and heard:
Anhinga Blackbird, Red Winged Bunting, Painted Cardinal, Northern Catbird, Gray Cormorant, Double Crested Cowbird, Brown headed Crane, Sandhill Crow, Fish Dove, Mourning Ducks, Mottled Egret, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Snowy Gallinule, Common Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Grackle, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Heron, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Little blue Heron, Tricolored Jay, Blue Ibis, White Kestrel, American Killdeer Martin, Purple Mockingbird, Northern Osprey Pelican, White Phoebe, Eastern Starling, European Vireo, Blue Headed Vireo, White eyed Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Waxwing, Cedar Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red bellied Wren, Carolina