The birding in South Florida has rapidly changed in the last couple of weeks. Migration came to a haltingly screeching stop last week and until the late Summer/Fall shorebirds start arriving there will be little in the way of new birds to chase in the county for my Bigby.
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Please don’t feel sorry for us though … we still have over a 100 species or so that Summer here and right now there are babies being born and raised all over the local wetlands.
The annual June challenge is right around the corner and seeing that I’ve only managed 93, 96 and 94 species the last three years I just might put a little more effort into finally breaking 100 species photographed for the month!
This coming weekend Cheryl and I are going on a Pelagic trip out of New Symyrna Florida. Pelagic birding is where you take a boat out and look for the species that spend 95% of their lives at sea. We have done this trip a couple of times and it is always exciting to see some species we seldom get to see. I should have some photos to share early next week.
One advantage of slower birding is that I can go to the gym a little more. This should help me on the Bigby in the Fall. I not sure how I will manage to ride my bike out to the sod fields for Fall shorebirding but I’ll try to figure something out. It is 30-40 miles one way to get out there and some of the roads are not really all that biker friendly.
This last one is not from Green Cay or Wakodahatchee. The FAU campus in Boca Raton has many Burrowing Owls and they are prospering quite well. A fellow birder reported counting over 20 Owls seen in one morning last week.
I really want to thank everyone who is still following and I really do appreciate all of your very kind comments! I hope to have a very exciting report from this weekends Pelagic so stay tuned!!