Our planned boat trip was cancelled so our group decided to visit Hontoon Island State Park.  A beautiful state park in Deland on the St Johns River.  All the park rangers and volunteers we met were very friendly and helpful.  We walked to the large Indian mound on the island, a three mile round trip. Well worth the walk.  In several places along the trail the tree tops were full of little birds.  We also saw and heard quite a few woodpeckers. A hairy woodpecker being the bird of the day. 

41 Species Seen

Canada Goose

Muscovy Duck

Wood Duck

Wood Stork

Double-crested Cormorant


White Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Little Blue Heron

White Ibis

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


Swallow-tailed Kite

Bald Eagle

Sandhill Crane

Ring-billed Gull

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

White-eyed Vireo

Fish Crow

Tree Swallow

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Parula

Yellow Warble

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Pine Warbler

Palm Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle