St. Lucie Audubon Society

A Tree Frog tries to hide among the plants

PLATT'S CREEK PRESERVE, WHITE CITY

NOV. 08, 2017, SLAS FIELD TRIP REPORT

It was a bright sunny day at Platt’s Creek Preserve.  We walked some difficult trails, but it was worth it. It is a beautiful place. We had 6 participants, a small group, but personal.  It was great spending time with SLAS Audubon friends and meeting some new members. 

Thank you  Eva, you are an awesome guide, Linda for some wonderful photos and Diane for pointing out native plant species. (Arrowhead flower, right)

See below for a complete list of bird species.  

Check out ebird.org - Explore Data - Explore Hotspots -Platt’s Creek Preserve for a complete bird list.

Report Submitted by Adella Blacka, Photos Courtesy of Linda Sullivan

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29 species sighted

  • Black-bellied Whistling Duck; Mottled Duck
  • Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Little Blue Heron; Cattle Egret; Tricolored Heron; White Ibis; Glossy Ibis
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Turkey Vulture; Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Limpkin; Sandhill Crane
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Blue Jay; Fish Crow
  • House Wren
  • Gray Catbird; Northern Mockingbird
  • Common Yellowthroat; Palm Warbler
  • Northern Cardinal; Indigo Bunting (right)
  • Boat-tailed Grackle

Long-tailed Skipper

White Peacock