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06 - 18 January 2016

Observers: F. Simpson

 

Introduction


 

This was the seventh field work trip to the Keys. Specific birding was restricted to a look around Keys Marine Lab on Long Key before breakfast and short visits to Blue Hole on Big Pine Key and Bahia Honda State Park. Everything else was just noted on the kayaking trips to the field sites in the mangroves around Long Key, Lower Matecumbe Key and Big Pine Key, and the drives along the Overseas Highway. What follows is a list of casual observations and a birder with more time could discover more wintering species.

 

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Long Key  © Fraser Simpson  2016

         

 

 

 Highlights


 

Brown Pelican, Wood Stork, Magnificent Frigatebird, Anhinga, Great White Heron, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, Caspian Tern, Royal Tern, White-crowned Pigeon, Bald Eagle, Tree Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, Boat-tailed Grackle.

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Long Key © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

 

Literature, references & site guides used


 

Pranty, B. 2005. A Birder's Guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc.

Sibley, D. 2014. The North American Bird Guide (2nd edition). Bloomsbury.

Dunn, J. L. & Alderfer, J. 2011. Field Guide to the Birds of North America. (6th edition). National Geographic.

Stephenson, T & Whittle, S. 2013. The Warbler Guide. Princeton University Press.

Stokes, D., Stokes, L., Elliott, L. 1997. The Stokes Field Guide to Birds Songs: Eastern Region. Hachette Audio.

Howell, S. N. G., Lewington, I., & Russell, W. 2014. Rare Birds of North America. Princeton University Press.

 

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) © Fraser Simpson 2012

 

  

Species List - Florida Keys  6-18 January 2016


 

Brown Pelican  Pelecanus occidentalis


1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07/01.

15, Bogie Channel, No Name Key-Big Pine Key, 07/01.

27, Seven Mile Bridge/Moser Channel, 07/01

43 SW, over Grassy Key, 07/01.

6, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

17, south over Long Key, 07:45-08:45, 08/01.

23, over Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

5, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, Pier 68 Boat Rental, Layton, Long Key, 10/01.

6, over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

6, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

9N/9S/8 offshore, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:30-08:30, 11/01.

52, south over Upper Matecumbe Key, 15:30-16:30, 11/01.

8, Fiesta Key, 11/01.

15, Lower Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

7, Tea Table Key, 11/01.

7, offshore Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 12/01.

5, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Keys, 13/01.

8, offshore Keys, Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

62, south past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08:25-09:00, 13/01.

4, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

100+, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

104, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

3, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17/01.

8, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

44, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

 

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), Big Pine Key  © Fraser Simpson  2016

 

Wood Stork  Mycteria americana


2, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Magnificent Frigatebird  Fregata magnificens


2, Bogie Channel, No Name Key-Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

1, over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

1, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

2, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17/01.

3, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

30, Conch Key, 17/01.

4, Marathon, 17/01.

 

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Double-crested Cormorant  Phalacrocorax auritus


5, Bogie Channel, No Name Key-Big Pine Key, 07/01.

23, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

265, Seven Mile Bridge/Moser Channel, 07/01

2, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

37, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

135, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

59 N, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:45-08:45, 09/01.

442, Lower Matecumbe Key to Long Key, 11/01.

18, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

5, south past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:30-08:30, 11/01.

3, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 12/01.

6 N/3 S, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:15-15:45, 12/01.

52, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

8 N/1 S, past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08:25-09:00, 13/01.

60+, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

571, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

724, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

40+, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

70+, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17/01.

20+, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

40, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

2, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

2, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Anhinga  Anhinga anhinga


1, over Bogie Channel, No Name Key-Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Great Blue Heron  Ardea herodias (dark morph)


1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 12/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

1, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

2, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Great White Heron  Ardea herodias (white morph)


1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

2, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Great White Heron (Ardea herodias) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Würdemann's Heron  Ardea herodias (Intermediate morph)


1, over Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

 

Great Egret  Ardea alba


1, Bogie Channel, No Name Key-Big Pine Key, 07/01.

2, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, Seven Mile Bridge/Moser Channel, 07/01.

2, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

1, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

5, north at dusk, Keys Marine Lab, Long Key, 09/01.

2, over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

2, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

2, south over Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:30-08:30, 11/01.

2, south over Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:15-15:45, 12/01.

2 N/1 S, past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08:25-09:00, 13/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

2, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:35-18:05, 14/01.

4, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

1, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

4, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

11, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

1, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Great Egret (Ardea alba) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Snowy Egret  Egretta thula


3, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Long Key, 09/01.

3, over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

2, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

9, south over Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:30-08:30, 11/01.

6, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

5, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

2, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

1, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Tricolored Heron  Egretta tricolor


1, south over Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Little Blue Heron  Egretta caerulea


1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) © Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis


2, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

2, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Green Heron  Butorides virescens


1, Pirate's Road, Cudjoe Key, 15/01.

6, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) © Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Nyctanassa violacea


1, juv, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, ad, Pirate's Road, Cudjoe Key, 15/01.

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) © Fraser Simpson 2014

 

White Ibis  Eudocimus albus


12, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

8, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

13, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

27, south over Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

33, south over Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:30-08:30, 11/01.

6, north over Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:15-15:45, 12/01.

5, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08:25-09:00, 13/01.

16, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:35-18:05, 14/01.

54, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

30, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

4, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

14, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Roseate Spoonbill  Platalea ajaja


1, over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

 

Red-breasted Merganser  Mergus serrator


2, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

Redhead, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

Redhead, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

1, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

  

Turkey Vulture  Cathartes aura


12, Layton, Long Key, 07/01/.

6, Bogie Channel, No Name Key-Big Pine Key, 07/01.

4, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

2, Seven Mile Bridge/Moser Channel, 07/01.

2, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

8, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

9, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

60+, kettling over Lower Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 12/01.

5, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

80, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

13, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

60+, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

37, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

35, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

9, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

53, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Black Vulture  Coragyps atratus


1, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

2, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

 

Sharp-shinned Hawk  Accipiter striatus


1, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

 

Cooper's Hawk  Accipiter cooperii


2, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Broad-winged Hawk  Buteo platypterus


2, Bahia Honda Key, 07/01.

2, Layton Nature Trail, Long Key, 10/01.

2, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Short-tailed Hawk  Buteo brachyurus


1, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis


2, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus


1, over Marathon, 15/01.

 

Osprey  Pandion haliaetus


1, Bahia Honda Key, 07/01.

1, with fish, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

1, at nest on telecommunications pylon, km 67, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

1, fishing in bay at Keys Marine Lab, Long Key, 10/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

2, Lower Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Tea Table Key Key, 11/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 12/01.

2, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

4, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

7, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

Pr, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

1, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

2, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

American Kestrel  Falco sparverius


1, Long Key, 07/01.

1, Bahia Honda Key, 07/01.

1, Big Pine Key, 07/01

1, Long Key Transter Station (landfill), Long Key, 10/01.

1, Lower Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Tea Table Key Key, 11/01.

12, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

9, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

3, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus


1, over Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

 

Black-bellied Plover  Pluvialis squatarola


4, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

3, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:30-08:30, 11/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 12/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

 

Blue Hole, Big Pine Key © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Killdeer  Charadrius vociferus


3, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

4, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

 

Wilson's Plover  Charadrius wilsonia


1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

 

Semipalmated Plover  Charadrius semipalmatus


20, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

12, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

7, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

12, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Spotted Sandpiper  Actitis macularius


2, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

 

Willet  Tringa semipalmata


1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

3, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

5, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

 

Least Sandpiper  Calidris minutilla


14, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

14, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

2, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Least Sandpipers (Calidris minutilla) & Semipalmated Plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Lesser Yellowlegs  Tringa flavipes


6, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres


6, Lower Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

2, Seven Mile Bridge, 16/01.

24, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Sanderling  Calidris alba.


30+, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Western Sandpiper  Calidris mauri.


2, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Short-billed Dowitcher  Limnodromus griseus


2, Lower Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Laughing Gull  Larus atricilla


7, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

40+, Seven Mile Bridge/Moser Channel, 07/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

46, south past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:45-08:45, 08/01.

2, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

8, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

64, Pier 68 Boat Rental, Layton, Long Key, 10/01.

5, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

33, Lower Matecumbe Key to Long Key, 11/01.

10, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:15-15:45, 12/01.

15, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

4 N/1 S, past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08:25-09:00, 13/01.

43, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:35-18:05, 14/01.

152, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

81, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

8, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17/01.

4, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

8, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

 

Laughing Gulls  (Larus atricilla) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Ring-billed Gull  Larus delawarensis


1, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

2, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

2, Pier 68 Boat Rental, Layton, Long Key, 10/01.

1, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

4, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

3, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Keys, 13/01.

1, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08:25-09:00, 13/01.

15, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

8, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

3, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17/01.

 

Ring-billed Gull  (Larus delawarensis) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

American Herring Gull  Larus smithsonianus


2, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

5, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

2, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

3, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus


1, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, Seven Mile Bridge/Moser Channel, 07/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17/01.

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus


1, Ohio Key, 15/01.

 

Caspian Tern  Hydroprogne caspia


2, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Royal Tern  Sterna maxima


1, Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

7, perched at Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

8, south past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:45-08:45, 08/01.

4, Long Key Bight, Long Key, 08/01.

5, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

4, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, Pier 68 Boat Rental, Layton, Long Key, 10/01.

23, Lower Matecumbe Key to Long Key, 11/01.

2, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

4, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 11/01.

4, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 07:30-08:30, 11/01.

15, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:15-15:45, 12/01.

23, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 13/01.

2, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08:25-09:00, 13/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

1, north past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17:35-18:05, 14/01.

37, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

22, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

4, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 17/01.

1, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) © Fraser Simpson 2016

 

Sandwich Tern  Thalasseus sandvicensis


5, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Mourning Dove  Zenaida macroura


1 singing, Zane Grey Creek, Long Key, 08/01.

8, Lower Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

2, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

15, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

8, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

6, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

 

White-winged Dove  Zenaida asiatica


2, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

1, over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

 

Eurasian Collared Dove  Streptopelia decaocto


2, south past Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

12, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

72, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

9, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

4, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Feral Pigeon  Columba livia


20+, Seven Mile Bridge/Moser Channel, 07/01.

55, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

149, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

White-crowned Pigeon  Columba leucocephala


18, Zane Grey Creek, Long Key, 08/01.

3, Layton Nature Trail, Long Key, 10/01.

32, over Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

2, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Common Ground Dove  Columbina passerina


1, Zane Grey Creek, Long Key, 08/01.

3, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Belted Kingfisher  Ceryle alcyon


1, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01

1, Zane Grey Creek, Long Key, 08/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

4, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

4, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker  Melanerpes carolinus


2, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01

1, South Layton Drive, Long Key, 08/01.

2, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

2, Pier 68 Boat Rental, Layton, Long Key, 10/01.

5, km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

2, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

2, Long Key State Park entrance, Long Key, 16/01.

 

Great Crested Flycatcher  Myiarchus crinitus


1, Big Pine Key, 15/01.

 

Loggerhead Shrike  Lanius ludovicanianus


1, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

White-eyed Vireo  Vireo griseus


1, Layton Nature Trail, Long Key, 10/01.

1, km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

1, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Northern Mockingbird  Mimus polyglottos


1, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01

1, Bahia Honda Key, 07/01.

1, Marathon Airport, 07/01.

1, South Layton Drive, Long Key, 08/01

1, Pier 68 Boat Rental, Layton, Long Key, 10/01.

1, km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

1, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

6, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

11, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

2, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

1, Race Trac gas station, Card Sound Road, 18/01.

 

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) © Fraser Simpson 2014

 

European Starling  Sturnus vulgaris


20+, Long Key to Summerland Key, 15/01.

6, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

50, Long key to Key Largo, 18/01.

5, Race Trac gas station, Card Sound Road, 18/01.

42, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Common Myna  Acridotheres tristis


8, Race Trac gas station, Card Sound Road, 18/01.

2, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Blue Jay  Cyanocitta cristata


1, km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

 

American Crow  Corvus brachyrhychos


10, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

Fish Crow   Corvus ossifragus


5, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Tree Swallow  Tachycineta bicolor


2, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

4, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  Polioptila caerulea


2, Layton Nature Trail, Long Key, 10/01.

4, km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

4, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Gray Catbird  Dumettela carolinensis


3, km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

 

Cedar Waxwing  Bombycilla cedrorum


25 + 34, south over km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

 

Common Yellowthroat  Geothlypis trichas


2, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Florida Prairie Warbler  Setophaga discolor paludicola


1, Layton Nature Trail, Long Key, 10/01.

1, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Palm Warbler  Setophaga palmarum


1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 08/01.

2, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 14/01.

3, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

2, Publix, Marathon, 16/01.

1, Blue Hole, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

1, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

 

Northern Cardinal  Cardinalis cardinalis


1, Keys Marine Lab, Layton, Long Key, 09/01.

2, km 67-68, US-1, Long Key, 10/01.

 

Red-winged Blackbird  Agelaius phoeniceus


4, Upper Matecumbe Key, 11/01.

1, Bahia Honda State Park, Bahia Honda Key, 17/01.

40, South Dixie Highway, 18/01.

 

Common Grackle  Quiscalus quiscula


Hundreds heard roosting around Miami Airport and Biscayne Boulevard areas, 06/01.

20+, No Name Key-Doctors Arm, Big Pine Key, 07/01.

2, Long Key to Big Pine Key, 16/01.

2, Big Pine Key, 16/01.

 

Boat-tailed Grackle  Quiscalus major


2, Miami Airport, 06/01.

12+, Race Trac gas station, Card Sound Road, 18/01.

3, on mainland south of Miami Airport, 18/01.

 

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus


10+, Miami Airport, 06/01.

 

 Mangroves © Fraser Simpson 2014

 

Key Deer © Fraser Simpson 2016

   

All photographs © 2016  F. S. Simpson

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