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Friends of St. Marks
Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 368
St. Marks, FL 32355

Phone: (850) 925-6121

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Photo Credits

Don Morrow's Bird Survey

Survey taken on Saturday, April 16

Another group of good birders chasing good birds. I arrived at the refuge early and walked out to Stony Bayou II where I had Sora, King Rail, Least Bittern, Chuck-wills-widow, Redhead, Wood Duck and BW Teal. Walking back I scared up two Bobolinks off the SBII levee and had a Dickcissel on the Double Dikes. I'm still getting seven species of ducks, including Gadwall, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup and RB Merganser.

I had both orioles and Blue Grosbeak along Lighthouse Road. Others got Painted Bunting and Scarlet Tanager while driving in.

On Tower Pond Trail, birding with a pick up group of local birders, I had the following:

Eastern Wood Pewee
Swainsons Thrush
Gray Catbird
Vireos (White-eyed, Red-eyed & Yellow-throated)
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black& White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Orioles, Tennessee and Yellow-rumped Warblers were the most common birds. RT Hummers are still moving through. There are a few more weeks of Spring migration until we get to Summer birding.

Go out and enjoy your refuge!







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