St. Lucie Audubon Society

Roseate Spoonbills stand out against the muted vegetation.

TEAGUE HAMMOCK PRESERVE

NOV. 18, 2017, SLAS FIELD TRIP REPORT

It was a great day for birding, cool and sunny.   We had a total of 10 participants, all enthusiastic and ready to bird.  We were fortunate to spot 57 bird species, some in larger numbers than usual.  The Snail Kites (right) were a big hit, as were the spoonbills, snipes and many more. The butterflies were plentiful and beautiful.

Thank you to all our skilled participants: Tim, for guiding the group and sharing your incredible bird knowledge, Billi, for assisting with the group, Kathy, for recording the bird species list, Ruby and Cliff, for your fantastic photos, and all the others that helped make the field trip so interesting and educational.   

Check out ebird.org - Explore Data - Explore Hotspots -Teague Hammock, St. Lucie, US-FL for a complete bird count list.

Report Submitted by Adella Blacka

Photos Courtesy of Ruby St. James (butterflies) and Cliff Cammarata

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Painted Bunting (fem)

57 species sighted

  • Mottled Duck; Wood Duck; Blue-winged Teal (44); Wood Stork; Anhinga
  • Great Blue Heron; Great Egret; Snowy Egret (42); Little Blue Heron; Cattle Egret; Tricolored Heron; White Ibis; Glossy Ibis; Green Heron; Roseate Spoonbill (13)
  • Black Vulture; Turkey Vulture (75); Crested Caracara; Red-shouldered Hawk; Snail Kite (5); American Kestrel; Osprey   
  • Common Gallinule; American Coot; Limpkin; Sandhill Crane
  • Killdeer; Greater Yellowlegs; Lesser Yellowlegs; Wilson’s Snipe (28)
  • Common Ground-Dove; Belted Kingfisher
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker; Pileated Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe; Blue Jay; Tree Swallow; Barn Swallow
  • House Wren; Sedge Wren; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • American Robin; Gray Catbird; Northern Mockingbird
  • Northern Waterthrush; Common Yellowthroat; Palm Warbler; Yellow-rumped Warbler; Ruby Crowned Kinglet
  • Eastern Towhee; Swamp Sparrow; Northern Cardinal; Painted Bunting
  • Red-winged Blackbird; Eastern Meadowlark; Common Grackle (110); Boat-tailed Grackle
  • En route:  Muscovy Duck

White Peacock

Giant Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Queen (fem)