apopka-1What a wonderful day we all had birding the Lake Apopka Restoration Area. Two vehicles carrying 8 eager birders left Edgewater just after 6 A.M and returned at 6 P.M. Even though it was a very long day everyone agreed that it was worth the time. Our guide, Maria Zondervan, was indispensable with her knowledge of the property in locating both specific and general species. We also had the advantage of Sir Harry of West Volusia Audubon surveying the area and reporting to Maria what he was finding. The Grove-billed Ani was in the same general area as had been reported and readily posed for photographs. The Ani and a single White-faced Ibis were life birds for many if not all in our group. Continue Reading »