St. Lucie Audubon Society

Roseate Spoonbills

Flock of 12 Roseate Spoonbills 11 White Ibis, one Glossy Ibis and one departing Tri-colored Heron

NOVEMBER 9, 2013, SLAS FIELD TRIP REPORT

Summerlin Impoundment, Route 70

The boat trip originally scheduled this day had to be cancelled due to  high wind and small craft warnings.    Much thanks to Billi Wagner and Tim Towles for taking the lead in quickly suggesting this alternate field trip.

Billi led this group of 12 birders to western St Lucie Co., and in spite of the windy conditions we were treated to a great day of birding, with 50 species spotted. The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen on the nearby fence on RT 70 the day before by Billi eluded us this day, but that gives us all a reason to return to this “close to home” birding spot.

-- Submitted by Dorothy Schultz, photos by Hart Rufe

12 birders, 50 species ...

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

  • Mottled Duck
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Gadwall
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Anhinga
  • White Pelican
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Snowy Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Wood Stork
  • White Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Northern Harrier
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Common Gallinule
  • American Coot
  • Limpkin
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Killdeer
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Mourning Dove (on 70)
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Am. Kestrel (on 70)
  • (Merlin-- seen on 11/8)
  • Eastern Phoebe (on 70)
  • Loggerhead Shrike (on 70)
  • Crow species
  • Tree Swallow
  • Palm Warbler
  • Eastern Meadowlark (on 70)
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Boat-tailed Grackle
  • House Finch (Home Depot parking lot)

 

Red-tailed HawkRed-tailed Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

 

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbills and Wood Storks