Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) - one of 8 seen during Lee County Bird Patrol's April 7th 2018 guided tour at Lakes Park. PHOTO: Brenda Hurd

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) – one of 8 seen during Lee County Bird Patrol’s April 7th 2018 guided tour at Lakes Park. PHOTO: Brenda Hurd

Lee County Bird Patrol sightings in Lakes Park, April 7th 2018

Marie DiRosa writes:

“The following eBird report is a list of the species seen on the Saturday, April 7, 2018, walk for the Bird Patrol led Bird Walk at Lakes Park. Thank you to all of you who participated. A big thank you to Meg Rousher for entering all of the data, in addition to giving her time and expertise on the walk.

Highlights include the large number of migrating Cedar Waxwings, also, the Limpkin that was spotted near the area around the trailer park.

Please join us next month on Saturday, May 5, at 8 AM, Shelter A7, at Lakes Regional Park. Birders Extraordinaire Charlie Ewell and Walt Winton will be conducting that tour.”

A young Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) spotted by Lee County Bird Patrol during their April 7th 2018 guided tour of Lakes Park. PHOTO: Brenda Hurd

A young Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) spotted by Lee County Bird Patrol during their April 7th 2018 guided tour of Lakes Park. PHOTO: Brenda Hurd

Lee County Bird Patrol conducts monthly “morning meanders” at Lakes Regional Park, on the first Saturday of each month.  They also conduct guided walks at San Carlos Bay Bunche Beach.  To view their schedule, CLICK to check out the Bird Patrol website  

Lakes Park, Lee Co. Area 6, Lee, Florida, US
Apr 7, 2018 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Guided walk led by Marie Di Rosa & Meg Rousher from Shelter A7 through the fragrance garden north & west to the gazebo then south along the rail road tracks back to Shelter A7.
33 species (+1 other taxa)

Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) were spotted taking a migratory rest at Lakes Park during Bird Patrol's April 7th, 2018 guided tour. PHOTO: Brenda Hurd

Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) were spotted taking a migratory rest at Lakes Park during Bird Patrol’s April 7th, 2018 guided tour. PHOTO: Brenda Hurd

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) 4
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) 1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 4
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 10
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 7
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 3
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) 2
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 8
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 2
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 17
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) 14
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 3
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) 3
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) 1
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 5
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 4
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 50
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3
grackle sp. (Quiscalus sp.) 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44394720