Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR, 1/23/2012

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Purple Gallinule
I'm teaching in Miami this evening so I decided to spend the night at a friends house in Palm Beach County before to shorten my drive.  I'm so jealous; my friend lives a 15 minute drive from the Loxahatchee NWR. So I decided to go visit there this morning before work.  I only spent an hour there, but I was able to find about 40 species of birds.  I was hoping to see something I wouldn't see in Central Florida, and that didn't happen, but I did get to see a Purple Gallinule, a couple Green-winged Teal and a Northern Harrier.  Perhaps it's a good thing I don't live so close to a refuge like that.  You wouldn't be able to pull me a way.
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Green-winged Teal
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Red-shouldered Hawk
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Palm Warbler hop
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Yellow Rumped Warbler
Here's a list of the species I found at the Lee Rd section of Loxahatchee between 8am and 9am this morning.  A few of these species were seen on Rte 441 just outside the refuge.

Mottled Duck 3
Blue-winged Teal 3
Green-winged Teal 3
Wood Stork 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Anhinga 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 2
Little Blue Heron 5
Tricolored Heron 4
Cattle Egret 5
White Ibis 9
Glossy Ibis 4
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 2
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Purple Gallinule 1
Common Gallinule 3
American Coot 3
Killdeer 3
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Wilson's Snipe 3
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Loggerhead Shrike 3
Fish Crow 5
Carolina Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
Palm Warbler 7
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Common Grackle 5
Boat-tailed Grackle 5


  1. Great shot of the gallinule, I've only seen a handful. Ah, Florida...

  2. Great list, especially in an hour! Great photos too!

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