This week’s Bird Rookery Swamp critter count

Each week volunteers Dick Brewer and Rick Mears walk the trail at Bird Rookery Swamp and complete a critter count. Below is this week’s list. This is a great example of citizen science and we hope you’ll hit the trails and see if you can match any of their findings!

 

Bird Rookery Swamp observations

Tuesday, February 21

6:50 am-2:05 pm

BIRDS

Wood Duck – 2

Mottled Duck – 2

Pied-billed Grebe – 2

Double-crested Cormorant – 16

Anhinga – 21

Great Blue Heron – 16

Great Egret – 48

Snowy Egret – 54

Cattle Egret – 2

Little Blue Heron – 13

Tri-Colored Heron – 14

Green Heron – 13

Black-crowned Night Heron – 23

White Ibis – 90

Roseate Spoonbill – 3

Wood Stork – 4

Black Vulture – 27

Turkey Vulture – 51

Red-shouldered Hawk – 16

Common Gallinule – 2

Limpkin – 1

Mourning Dove – 1

Common Ground Dove – 3

Barred Owl – 3

Belted Kingfisher – 12

Red-bellied Woodpecker – 24

Downy Woodpecker – 2

Pileated Woodpecker – 7

Eastern Phoebe – 4

Great-crested Flycatcher – 13

Carolina Wren – 29

Tufted Titmouse – 6

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 13

Gray Catbird – 20

Northern Mockingbird – 1

White-eyed Vireo – 21

Common Yellowthroat – 2

Palm Warbler – 18

Yellow-rumped Warbler – 3

Northern Cardinal – 5

Common Grackle – 15

 

BUTTERFLIES

Black Swallowtail – 3

Spicebush Swallowtail – 1

Zebra Longwing – 31

Julia – 6

White Peacock – 70

Gulf Fritillary – 4

Phaon Crescent – 10

Great Southern White – 2

Barred Yellow – 2

Cassius Blue – 1

Horace’s Duskywing – 1

Clouded Skipper – 8

Dorantes Longtail – 2

Three-spotted Skipper – 2

Tropical Checker – 2

Red-waisted Florella Moth – 5

unknown skipper – 1

DRAGONFLIES

Eastern Pondhawk – 11

REPTILES/AMPHIBIANS

Alligator – 142

Brown Anole – 5

Red-bellied Turtle – 5

Banded Water Snake – 2

MAMMALS

Gray Squirrel – 1

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