Great EgretMany thanks to Eli Schaperow for taking the time to lead our group on this trip. Eli has been involved with the park since its inception and is very knowledgeable of its function as a storm water retention area and its other natural habitats and plant and wildlife species. This is a beautiful place for a walk in the woods whether one sees birds or not. But we did see birds from eagles, hawks and harrier to wading birds and ducks. Also 4 species of woodpecker, 6 species of warbler, gnatcatchers, kinglets, vireo and titmouse. A nice walk in the woods and very good day of birding. We ended with 45 species. Eli also introduced us to some orchids growing in the park.

orchid

Dick & Gail

 

 

 

 

Species List

Mallard

Muscovy Duck

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Cattle Egret

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Sandhill Crane

Ring-billed Gull

Morning Dove

Pileated Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

American Kestrel

Eastern Phoebe

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Tree Swallow

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Black-and-white Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Northern Cardinal

Little Blue Heron

Killdeer

Northern Parula

Yellow-rumped Warbler