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18 - 26 September 2012

Observers: F. Simpson

 

Introduction


 

This was my third trip with work to the FLorida Keys. Birding was reserved for a couple of hours after dawn before breakfast and fieldwork each morning when I cycled to the brackish lagoon on East Shore Drive then on to the small freshwater pool on Katherine Street. Additional sightings were made during the fieldwork as we kayaked through the mangroves. What follows is a list of casual observations. A birder with more time could discover more fall migrant species on Summerland Key at this time of year.

 

Mangroves on Summerland Key  Fraser Simpson

         

 

 

 Highlights


Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Wood Stork, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, Bald Eagle, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Royal Tern, Belted Kingfisher,

Gray Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Florida Prairie Warber, American Redstart,

Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Waterthrush.

 

 

Literature, references & site guides used


 

    Pranty, B. 2005. A Birder's Guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc.

 

    Sibley, D. 2000. The North American Bird Guide. Pica Press.

 

    Sunquist F & M, Beletsky, L. 2008. Travellers' Wildlife Guides: Florida. Chastleton Travel.

 

Great White Heron (Ardea herodia), Money Key  Fraser Simpson

 

 

 GPS coordinates of sites visited


 

Katherine Street pond

24 39' 9.57" N  81 26' 19.37" W

 

East Shore Drive lagoon

24 39' 33.86" N  81 26' 21.70" W

 

Crab Key

24 38' 31.50" N  81 26' 45.41" W

 

Pye Key

24 37' 58.66" N  81 26' 39.56" W

 

Western end Summerland Key

24 39' 39.78" N  81 27' 41.65" W

 

Mote Marine Laboratory

24 39' 41.42" N  81 27' 16.37" W

 

North-west side of Summerland Key

24 39' 58.60" N  81 27' 37.29" W

 

Kemp Channel  

24 39' 45.63" N  81 27' 55.70" W

 

Cudjoe Key

24 39' 56.24" N  81 28' 23.12" W

 

Lower Sugarloaf Key channels

24 39' 17.83" N  81 34' 24.49" W

 

Key West, off Mallory Square

24 33' 36.77" N  81 48' 28.00" W

 

Seven Mile Bridge

24 41' 56.27" N  81 10' 9.48" W

 

Long Key

24 49' 20.34" N  80 49' 6.33" W

 

Key Largo

25 10' 32.63" N  80 22' 32.11" W

 

South Dixie Highway

25 21' 5.98" N  80 27' 29.48" W

 

Miami Airport

25 47' 42.34" N  80 16' 41.08" W

 

Blue Lagoon Miami Airport

25 47' 6.09" N  80 16' 50.92" W

 

Locations around Summerland Key

 

 

Species List - Florida Keys  18-26 September 2012


 

Fulvous Whistling-Duck  Dendrocygna bicolor

12, migrant party flushed from mangroves on NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

 

Blue-winged Teal  Anas discors

6, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 23/09

4, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

4, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Brown Pelican  Pelecanus occidentalis

1 juv, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

19 (2 ads/17 juvs), Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

74, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Pye Key  Fraser Simpson

 

Magnificent Frigatebird  Fregata magnificens

1, over Summerland Key, 19/09

1, Lower Sugarloaf Key, 20/09

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, attacking a Double-crested Cormorant, east side of Cudjoe Key, 21/09

2, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

1, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

1, south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

4, over Ramrod Key, 26/09

 

Double-crested Cormorant  Phalacrocorax auritus

1-2, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, daily.

4, south-west corner of Summerland Key, 19/09

1, over West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, east side of Cudjoe Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

9, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

27, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

6, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

581, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Pye Key  Fraser Simpson

 

Anhinga  Anhinga anhinga

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Great Blue Heron  Ardea herodias (dark morph)

2, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09      

2, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

15, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Great White Heron  Ardea herodias (white morph)

3, Upper Sugarloaf Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

6, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

3, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Great White Heron (Ardea herodia), Summerland Key  Fraser Simpson

 

Great Egret  Ardea alba

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, over West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

1, over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 22/09

3, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

4, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

1, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

3, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

8, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Snowy Egret  Egretta thula

1, Miami International Airport, 18/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

34, in single flock over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

2, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

2, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

3, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

3, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Reddish Egret  Egretta rufecens (dark morph)

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

 

Tricolored Heron  Egretta tricolor

1, in mangroves at western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

5, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

3, Lower Sugarloaf Key, 20/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

3, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

4, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 23/09

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

5, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Little Blue Heron  Egretta caerulea

1, east side of Cudjoe Key, 21/09

1, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

 

Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis

1, over Royal Palm Plaza, Summerland Key, 19/09

1, US-1, Summerland Key, 20/09

6, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

34, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

24, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Green Heron  Butorides virescens

1, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

4, east side of Cudjoe Key, 21/09

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 21/09

4, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

12, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

2 juvs, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 25/09

 

Green Heron (Butorides virescens), Summerland Key  Fraser Simpson

 

Black-crowned Night-Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax

2 (2 ads/juv), small mangrove islets at the south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Nyctanassa violacea

1 juv, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

1 ad, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

1 juv, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

2 ads, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

2 (ad/juv), Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1 ad, west side of Summerland Key, 24/09

1 juv, west side of Summerland Key, 25/09

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Summerland Key  Fraser Simpson

 

White Ibis  Eudocimus albus

2, over US-1, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 21/09

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

7, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

3, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

11, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

4, mangrove islets of south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 23/09

10, Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, 23/09

14, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

6, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

14, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

6, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 24/09

22, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 25/09

45, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

4, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Wood Stork  Mycteria americana

1, South Dixie Highway, observed from Keys Shuttle bus, 26/09

 

Turkey Vulture  Cathartes aura

1, Tavernier Key, observed from Keys Shuttle bus, 26/09

42, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Black Vulture  Coragyps atratus

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Cooper's Hawk  Accipiter cooperii

1, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, Caribbean Drive East, Summerland Key, 24/09

1 , Ramrod Key, 26/09

1, Long Key, 26/09

1, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Broad-winged Hawk  Buteo platypterus

2, over US-1, Summerland Key, 25/09

 

Short-tailed Hawk  Buteo brachyurus

1, light adult, over western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

 

Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis

1, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Osprey  Pandion haliaetus

1, over western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

1, over Park Key, 20/09

1, Lower Sugarloaf Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

Pr, at nest, Ocean Drive, Summerland Key, 22/09

Pr, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, over Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 23/09

Pr, at nest near Ocean Drive/Palm Lane, Summerland Key, 24/09

24 (inc 5 on Seven Mile Bridge), observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Swallow-tailed Kite  Elanoides forficatus

1, Grassy Key (observed from Keys Shuttle bus), 26/09

 

Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus

1 ad, Marathon (observed from Keys Shuttle bus), 26/09

 

American Kestrel  Falco sparverius

1, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

1, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus

1, west over south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, Seven Mile Bridge, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Spotted Sandpiper  Actitis macularius

2, in mangroves at western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

1, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

4, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

2, west end of Summerland Key, 25/09

 

Solitary Sandpiper  Tringa solitaria

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 23/09

 

Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres

2, Mallory Square, Key West, 23/09

1, west of Summerland Key, 25/09

 

Sanderling  Calidris alba

c20, Lower Matecumbe Key, observed from Keys Shuttle bus, 26/09

 

Pectoral Sandpiper  Calidris melanotos

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

 

Short-billed Dowitcher  Limnodromus griseus

6, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

 

Laughing Gull  Larus atricilla

Singles regularly passing Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key

1, over US-1, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, feeding along edge of mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

12, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

100+, off Mallory Square, Key West, 23/09

9, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

135, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Key West  Fraser Simpson

 

American Herring Gull  Larus smithsonianus

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Royal Tern  Sterna maxima

4, off south-west corner of Summerland Key, 19/09

4+, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

3, Key Largo (observed from Keys Shuttle bus), 26/09

 

Mourning Dove  Zenaida macroura

2, Miami International Airport, 18/09

1-2 daily, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key

8 S, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

1, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

3, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

25, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

Noted, Key West, 23/09

2, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

30, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

White-winged Dove  Zenaida asiatica

2, Royal Palm Plaza, US-1, Summerland Key, 19/09

 

Eurasian Collared Dove  Streptopelia decaocto

5, Royal Palm Plaza, US-1, Summerland Key, 19/09

4, US-1, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

5, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

Noted, Key West, 23/09

28, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

12, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Common Ground Dove  Columbina passerina

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

 

Feral Pigeon  Columba livia

Small numbers noted in urban areas on most keys.

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

4, under Kemp Channel bridge, Summerland Key, 21/09

Noted, Key West, 23/09

7, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

70, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

White-crowned Pigeon  Columba leucocephala

5 S, Summerland Key, 19/09

2, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

22 (plus 12 flying over) , East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

30+, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 20/09

5, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

6, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

10, 41st Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

5, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

6, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

Noted, Key West, 23/09

11, over East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

4, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

5 (plus 29 over), Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

34, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09 

 

Belted Kingfisher  Ceryle alcyon

2 (ad + juv), East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, Park Key, 20/09

2, Lower Sugarloaf Key, 20/09

4, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

3, east side of Cudjoe Key, 21/09

1, over Murray's Market, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

3, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

4, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 23/09

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, seen from bus Summerland Key-Key West, 23/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, over Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

2, over Murray's Market, Summerland Key, 24/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

4, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

8, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Electrical Storm, Summerland Key  Fraser Simpson

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker  Melanerpes carolinus

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

3, in mangroves at western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

1, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

3, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key 20/09

2, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

4, Lower Sugarloaf Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, 41st Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 21/09

3, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

1, south-west side (coast along Caribbean Drive to small islets) of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

Noted, Key West, 23/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

2, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

3, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Great Crested Flycatcher  Myiarchus crinitus

1, Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, Lake Drive North, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Eastern Kingbird  Tyrannus dominicensis

2, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

17, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Gray Kingbird  Tyrannus dominicensis

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

3, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

1, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 23/09

Noted, Key West, 23/09

1, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Loggerhead Shrike  Lanius ludovicanianus

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key  Fraser Simpson

 

White-eyed Vireo  Vireo griseus

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 20/09

2 (1 singing), Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Red-eyed Vireo  Vireo olivaceus

1, 41st Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

2, Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

3, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

 

Black-whiskered Vireo  Vireo altiloquus

1, in mangroves at western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

 

Swainson's Thrush  Catharus ustulatus

5, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

 

Northern Mockingbird  Mimus polyglottos

1, Royal Palm Plaza, US-1, Summerland Key, 19/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, singing 06:08, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 22/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

3, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 23/09

Common, Key West, 23/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1 singing 19:15, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 24/09

6, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

6, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

1, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

European Starling  Sturnus vulgaris

60, Miami International Airport, 18/09

11, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

4, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 24/09

30, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

96, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Common Myna  Acridotheres tristis

2, Vaca Key, observed from Keys Shuttle bus, 26/09

1, Key Largo, observed from Keys Shuttle bus, 26/09

 

Purple Martin  Progne subis

2, over Key West, 23/09

 

Northern Rough-winged Swallow  Stelgidopteryx serripennis

7, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

5 W, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

 

Cliff Swallow  Petrochelidon pyyrhonota

10+ SW, Summerland Key, 19/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

12, along south-west side of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

 

Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica

3 SW, Summerland Key, 19/09

3, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Kemp Channel/NW side of Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

25 S, after heavy rain, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 22/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

3, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  Polioptila caerulea

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

6, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Prothonotary Warbler  Prothonotaria citrea

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

 

Florida Prairie Warbler  Setophaga discolor paludicola

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 20/09

Common, Lower Sugarloaf Key, 20/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

2, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

Several, east side of Cudjoe Key, 21/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

4, small mangrove islets at the south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

American Redstart  Setophaga ruticilla

3 (male seen, 2 heard), Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

 

Northern Parula  Setophaga americana

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Blackburnian Warbler  Setophaga fusca

1, western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

 

Yellow Warbler  Setophaga petechia

2, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Magnolia Warbler  Setophaga magnolia

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

 

Palm Warbler  Setophaga palmarum

2, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

4, feeding on lawn on West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 21/09

3, 41st Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

3, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Yellow-throated Warbler  Setophaga dominica

1, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

1, Pye Key, round mangrove island c700m off south tip of Summerland Key, 22/09

 

Northern Waterthrush  Seiurus noveboracensis

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 22/09

 

Northern Cardinal  Cardinalis cardinalis

1, in mangroves at western end of Summerland Key, 19/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 20/09

5, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

11, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 20/09

4, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

5, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

3, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 24/09

1, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 24/09

 

Red-winged Blackbird  Agelaius phoeniceus

2, Royal Palm Plaza, US-1, Summerland Key, 19/09

42, leaving roost at dawn, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 21/09

10, on wires at dusk, US-1, Summerland Key, 21/09

3, 41st Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

2, in mangroves, western end of Summerland Key, 21/09

7, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

2, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, Margaret Street, Summerland Key, 24/09

6, Mote Marine Lab > Caribbean Drive East > south tip of Summerland Key, 24/09

30, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

Common Grackle  Quiscalus quiscula

23+, Miami International Airport, 18/09

4, Mote Marine Lab, Summerland Key, 19/09

1, East Shore Drive-Katherine Street, Summerland Key, 20/09

1, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 20/09

5, West Shore Drive, Summerland Key, 20/09

2, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 21/09

2, 41st Street, Summerland Key, 21/09

1, East Shore Drive lagoon, Summerland Key, 22/09

1 singing, Katherine Street pond, Summerland Key, 23/09

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus between Summerland Key and Key Largo, 26/09

 

Boat-tailed Grackle  Quiscalus major

12, Miami International Airport, 18/09

2, observed from Keys Shuttle bus on mainland south of Miami Airport, 26/09

 

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus

1, Miami International Airport, 18/09

 

 

   

   Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)  Fraser Simpson

All photographs 2012  F. S. Simpson

Fraser's Birding Website  fssbirding.org.uk

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