Camp TALON 6/3/14 – Okefenokee NWR and Altamaha WMA

On the third day of Camp TALON, we visited Okefenokee NWR in the morning and Altamaha WMA in the afternoon. The habitat at Okefenokee was beautiful and the organisms we saw diverse. I got the most lifers this day, with Mississippi and Swallow-tailed Kites, Bachman’s Sparrow and Prothonotary Warbler.

Okefenokee NWR:

Birds (19 species, 4 lifers):

Wood Duck 2

Anhinga 1

Northern Bobwhite 1

Turkey Vulture 10

*Swallow-tailed Kite 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 2

*Mississippi Kite 1

Barred Owl 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 10

Red-bellied Woodpecker 10

Great Crested Flycatcher 5

Eastern Kingbird 1

Carolina Wren 10

Northern Mockingbird 1

*Prothonotary Warbler 1

Northern Parula 5

Pine Warbler 5

*Bachman’s Sparrow 1

Common Grackle 2

 

Amphibians (2 species, 2 lifers):

*Pig Frog

*Southern Cricket Frog

 

Reptiles (3 species, 1 lifer):

Green Anole

American Alligator

Florida Softshell

 

Dragonflies (3 species, 1 lifer):

Blue Dasher

*Great Blue Skimmer

Eastern Pondhawk

 

Trees (4 species, 1 lifer):

Slash Pine

Longleaf Pine

Bald Cypress

*Pond Cypress

 

Vines (1 taxa, 0 lifers):

Greenbrier

 

Altamaha WMA:

Birds (

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 70

Mottled Duck 3

Blue-winged Teal 1

Double-crested Cormorant 1

American White Pelican 2

Least Bittern 6

Great Egret 3

Tricolored Heron 1

Green Heron 6

White Ibis 60

Glossy Ibis 4

Common Gallinule 5

Black-necked Stilt 6

Great Horned Owl 1

Northern Cardinal 3

Red-winged Blackbird 40

Boat-tailed Grackle 40

Longleaf Pine reflection

Longleaf Pine reflection

Florida Softshell

Florida Softshell

Male Eastern Pondhawk

Male Eastern Pondhawk

Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Female Great Blue Skimmer

Female Great Blue Skimmer

A brown Green Anole. The Green Anole can change colors like this one.

A brown Green Anole. The Green Anole can change colors like this one.

Southern Cricket Frog. The clicks of this species sound burrier and slower-paced than those of the Northern Cricket Frog.

Southern Cricket Frog. The clicks of this species sound burrier and slower-paced than those of the Northern Cricket Frog.

Pig Frog. This species sound like a pig grunting twice,

Pig Frog. This species sound like a pig grunting twice,

Dragonfly exoskeleton

Dragonfly exoskeleton

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