Camp TALON 6/5/14

On the morning of the last day of the camp, we visited one of my favorite spots to go birding on the coast – Harris Neck NWR. First, we saw a banding demonstration near the visitor’s center and banded two male Northern Cardinals, one female Northern Cardinal, two male Painted Buntings and one sex unknown second-year Painted Bunting. Then, we got very close to a rookery where we got great views of adult and juvenile Wood Storks, Tricolored Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, White Ibis and Anhinga. We finished the morning with a short stop at one of the pond sites where we saw more Wood Storks and White Ibis. Below are lists and photos.

Birds (17 species, 0 lifers):

Wood Stork 80

Anhinga 10

Least Bittern 1

Great Egret 40

Snowy Egret 30

Little Blue Heron 1

Tricolored Heron 10

Green Heron 5

Black-crowned Night-Heron 3

White Ibis 40

Broad-winged Hawk 1

Common Gallinule 1

Northern Parula 2

Summer Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 3

Painted Bunting 3

Boat-tailed Grackle 3


Juvenile Anhinga drying wings


Wood Stork on nest