We walked the trails at the Visitor Center and were surprised by several Northern Harriers and a Red-tailed Hawk resting on a low snag. Also, had several Bald Eagles and a couple of large flocks of White Pelicans, one numbering over 200 birds. Some heard the Clapper Rail and saw the Marsh and Sedge Wren. The tree birds were missing there today! We also had some shorebirds but they were way out and we weren't able to I.D. them. We also walked the Boardwalk where we picked up several wading species, Little Blue, Tri-colored, and Great Blue Herons.
We decided to go to the Bird Creek Park at the edge of the Gulf where we added 12 new species, with a total of 44 species for the day. Another nice surprise near the boat ramp was several Salt Bushes with 10-12 migrating Monarch Butterflies on each of them. Who said migration is over!
Another fun CCAS Bird Walk, Jim & Eileen