FWD: RFI: Florida hummer observations
You may already know about this Florida Hummer web site. Since a male Rufous
hummer has been seen in Gainesville, we should be on the alert for
any "winter" hummers in the Tallahassee area as well.
Check out this site.
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 16:25:33 -0400
Reply-To: Backes <backes@...>
Sender: Florida Birds <FLORIDABIRDS-L@...>
Subject: RFI: Florida hummer observations
I'm requesting information on hummingbird sightings in Florida. I've set up a
web page (Florida Hummer Home Page) describing my study at:
I'm asking for past sightings which I will list on the following web page:
Past sightings of non-Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and/or past or current
sightings of any wintering or breeding hummers can be submitted at:
or by e-mailing me at backes@... .
Please take the time to read the Florida Hummer Home Page. Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds have been migrating through for the past month and a half. They
will continue to migrate through into October. Others will stay the winter.
Rufous or Black-chinneds (and other western species) are not usually reported
until December (often during CBCs) but are possible in September and October.
Fran C. Rutkovsky
- Hi all,
Yesterday morning we went down to Saint Marks NWR. The highlight was 12
species of shorebirds in Tower Pool. There were a large number of OSPREYS,
at least 5, and also at least 50 BLUE-WINGED TEAL in Stony Bayou #1.
Finally, an EMPIDONAX SP. was foraging in the woods over the visitor's
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Black-bellied Plover *in tower pool
Semipalmated Plover *
AMERICAN AVOCET (2) *
Black-necked Stilt *
Greater Yellowlegs *
Lesser Yellowlegs *
Marbled Godwit *
Western Sandpiper *
Semipalmated Sandpiper *
Least Sandpiper *
Pectoral Sandpiper *
EMPIDONAX SP. (1)
White-eyed Vireo (heard only)
We also visited SMNWR early Tuesday afternoon. Birds seen then but not
Wednesday were: White Ibis, Sanderling, BLACK TERN (2), Common Ground-Dove,
Barn Swallow, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Carolina Wren, and
heard-only Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida
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