Our trip to Viera Wetlands was a little later in the season than usual so we missed seeing more duck species This year we did see a lot more houses where just a few years ago there had been fields full of sod and sometime shore birds.  At the wetlands we did see small flocks of Ring-necked Duck.  The Great Blue Herons were nesting on the tops of dead sable palms. Was interesting watching the adult herons feeding the hunger young birds. Also saw several White Ibis nest with young.  The Swallow-tailed kite was the first one we have seen this year.            

41 Species Seen:

Ring-necked Duck                                 

Pied-billed Grebe

Wood Stork

Double-crested Cormorant


Brown Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


Swallow-tailed Kite

Red-shouldered Hawk

Common Gallinule

American Coot


Sandhill Crane

Wilson’s  Snipe

Belted kingfisher

American Kestrel

Eastern Phoebe

Loggerhead Shrike

Fish Crow

Tree Swallow

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Palm Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Savannah Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Boat-tailed Grackle