Nine birders joined spent a mild day in the Lake Woodruff NWR.  It was a special day since cars are not usually allowed on the refuge.  However, they apparently started a program whereby volunteers would lead a caravan of vehicles into the refuge in their own cars.  We got farther into the park than at any time in the past.  As a result, we saw 42 species, quite a number for our group.  They included:

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant


American Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture


Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Re-shouldered Hawk

Common Gallinule

American Coot


Sandhill Crane

Belter Kingfisher

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Phoebe

American Crow

Fish Crow

Tree Swallow

Carolina Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina wren

Gray Catbird

Common Yellowthroat

Palm Warbler

Pile Warbler

Savannah Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

Boat-tailed Grackle