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Florida 2005

Steve Daley, a close friend, rented a condominium in Naples, Florida for the months of February and March 2005. He invited me down for a few days of golf and relaxation. I left Rockledge on February 14th and arrived in Naples, Florida on February 17th via Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

I left Naples on February 21st and arrived home on February 22nd via Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania

Highlights of the trip included visiting Ed at Virginia Tech, running into Jane Henderson and Bob Cohen on Jekyll Island, attending the final round of the ACE PGA Champions Tournament, and playing golf with Steve Daley, Ted Weinstein and Joey Goldenberg.

3002 miles
8 states

Trip Bird List
126 species
75 new state birds

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Northern Gannet
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Wood Stork
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Monk Parakeet
Eastern Screech-Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
House Sparrow

Trip Photos

Ed in his room at Virginia Tech

Ed in his room at Virginia Tech

Ed showing off his identification plate

Ed in an Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad vehicle

Ed beside a rescue vehicle

Jane Henderson and Bob Cohen on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Steve Daley watching TV

Ted Weinstein giving Steve some golf tips

Joey Goldenberg and Ted Weinstein - two coaching legends