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Florida Vacation and Birding

My wife Donna and I got back recently from vacationing in South Florida. We stayed in Key Largo. We birded and visited beaches in the Keys and South Florida. We had been warned that there aren't many beaches in the Keys but we found most of the State Park beaches to be pretty nice (although often not very extensive). The beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park was nice but the beach at Bahia Honda was small and we had to locate ourselves up in the vegetation to avoid the tide. I got 7 or 8 new life birds (depending on whether or not the Monk Parakeets in the keys are countable; perhaps not). Common Mynas are not countable either but thats a new one for my exotics list. The other 7 species were Mangrove Cuckoo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Brown Noddy, Black Noddy, Masked Booby, Muscovy, and Antillean Nighthawk. I got lots of new state birds too (Gray Kingbird, Swallow-tailed Kite and a few warbler species come to mind).

Photos are on my photo blog

Bird photos
Butterfly and Dragonfly photos
Other Wildlife photos
Family Vacation photos