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Florida 2006

Steve Daley, a close friend, rented a condominium at Fiddlesticks Country Club (Fort Myers, Florida) for the months of February and March 2006. He kindly invited me down for a few days of golf and relaxation. I left Meadowbrook on March 12th and arrived in Fort Myers on March 15th via Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

I left Naples on March 20th and arrived home on February 22nd via Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Highlights of the trip included visiting Ed at Virginia Tech, birding Eufaula NWR in Alabama, visiting Everglades National Park, birding Corkscrew Sanctuary and Sanibel Island, and playing golf with Steve Daley and Matt Heppe.

3350 miles
10 states

Pictures from the trip

Trip Bird List
145 species
98 new state birds

Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Anhinga
Magnificent Frigatebird
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Reddish Egret
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Wood Stork
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
Mallard
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Swallow-tailed Kite
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Northern Bobwhite
Sandhill Crane
Purple Gallinule
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
American Woodcock
Wilson's Snipe
Short-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Iceland Gull
American Herring Gull

Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Mangrove Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Chuck-will's-widow
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
American Pipit
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Cedar Waxwing
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
European Starling
House Sparrow
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Boat-tailed Grackle
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird