It is important to support our local environmental center, so we met there to check out the hurricane damage and see what birds we could find. We did have a good count… 38 species… despite the fact that the trails were very quiet when we arrived. We all enjoyed seeing a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and several Yellow-rumped Warblers vying for the insects and sap in the sapsucker holes. Michael Weisensee, PRAS member, and Tome Shaaltrel, both from CHEC, were our guides. Not only did we learn all about birds, but we gained knowledge about the plants and creatures along the shore. They both were so personable and informative that it made our trip special. We visited the estuary along Lemon Bay and also the point itself where there were lots of waterbirds feeding. There were ooh’s and aah’s as Roseate Spoonbills flew overhead. Beautiful weather added to the enjoyment of the trip. To look up the complete list of birds seen plus photos by Michael Weisensee visit the ebird link below.
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