Government Road At Alligator Alley

In late March there began eBird Florida Rare Bird Alerts from Government Road in Broward County for White-tailed Kite which is a species I have had great difficulty in observing at close range successfully. Government Road, which is more appropriately named Snake Road due to its curvaceous design, can lead one north from Alligator Alley […]

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Black Birds at Marl Bed Flats

Not all black birds are blackbirds, and not all blackbirds are black, but they are all birds. This morning at Marl Bed Flats I saw lots of black birds, and some of them were blackbirds. My favorite blackbird, though, was only partly black. Bobolinks are blackbirds, and the males are black, the females aren’t. I […]

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Marl Bed Flats, 11/30/2013

This morning I went to Marl Bed Flats with my father and a friend of mine. We had a pretty great time. We saw all the usual suspects: Sedge Wrens, Eastern Meadowlarks, Northern Harrier, Yellowlegs, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, and Sora. The biggest highlight for me was seeing a Merlin in the distance–the first I’ve seen […]

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A Guide to the Lake Jesup Conservation Area

There are many wonderful birding places around Lake Jesup, but the Lake Jesup CA easily has the most acreage. The conservation area is divided into three tracts: East Tract, North Tract, and the Marl Bed Flats Tract. All three tracts have value and are good places to visit, but finding these tracts can sometimes be […]

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Joe Overstreet and E. Lake Toho, 2/9/2013

It’s always fun when you get two lifers in two days. Yesterday a Lincoln’s Sparrowand this morning a Long-billed Curlew. I drove down to the Joe Overstreet Landing and had a great time there. The Curlew was very cooperative and easily found. It was hanging out with numerous Wilson’s Snipe. Then I found a Crested […]

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