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Florida 2010

On April 23, 2010 we boarded a plane to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where we rented a car and began our 3 week exploration of Southern Florida and the Florida Keys.

Key Largo     Naples     Key West

Key Largo


Stayed at
Port Largo Villas
Key Largo, FL
April 23-30, 2010


Bill Baggs Cape Florida Lighthouse
April 24, 2010

We were fortunate to join the
 Tropical Audubon Society
 on their birdwalk through
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
along the Eastern Flyway.
April 24, 2010


Bird banders had a Worm-eating Warbler that the trip leader brought out for us.
April 24, 2010

Birding in
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Key Largo, FL
April 25, 2010

White-eyed Vireo on its nest
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
Key Largo, FL
April 26, 2010

 


Red-footed Booby
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
Miami, FL
April 27, 2010
This bird was rehabilitated here.  It was released, left for a week and then came back to visit.

Today was Gail's Birthday.
We birded in Miami and then went to
The Fish House Restaurant in Key Largo
where we had cracked conch for the first time.   Yummmm.


April 27, 2010

 


Monk Parakeet and nest
Miami Shores
April 27, 2010


Visited
Everglades National Park
April 28, 2010


Florida Soft Shell Turtle


Anhinga


Alligators


Flamingo
Everglades National Park
April 28, 2010


Smooth-billed Ani

 


Visited the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Tavenier, FL
April 29, 2010

 


Visited Biscayne National Park
April 30, 2010


Parakeets
Kendall, FL
April 30, 2010


Spot-breasted Oriole
Kendall, FL
April 30, 2010

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Naples


White Sands Resort
Naples, FL
May 1-7, 2010

Took the Shark Valley Tram
Everglades National Park
May 1, 2010


 


Swallow-tailed Kite
10000 Islands NWR
May 2, 2010


Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
May 2, 2010

Hung around the condo and beach
Naples, FL
May 3, 2010


Roseate Spoonbills


Little Blue Heron


Yellow-crowned Night Heron
with a crab.


This frog found a nice little place to sit in the back of a sign.

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel Island, FL
May 4, 2010
 

A restful day staying at the condo, reading, sitting by the pool and resting.

Naples, FL

May 5, 2010

 

 


Visitor Center


Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Boardwalk
Naples, FL
May 6, 2010


Apple Snail Eggs

Another beach day
Naples, FL
May 7, 2010

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Key West

Traveled south along the keys

Stayed in
 Marathon, FL
 May 8, 2010


National Key Deer Refuge
Big Pine, FL
May 9, 2010


Made it to the
Southernmost Point in the USA
Key West, FL
May 9, 2010


El Patio Motel
Key West, FL
May 9-13, 2010


White-crowned Pigeon
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Key West, FL


Snorkeling
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Key West, FL
May 10, 2010


Sunset
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Key West, FL


Yankee Freedom
Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry


Birded the Dry Tortugas

Brown Noddy
Dry Tortugas National Park
May 11, 2010


Fort Jefferson
Dry Tortugas National Park

Key West, FL
May 12, 2010


One of the roosters crowing around town.
 


Gail with conch
Kayaking Trip
Key West, FL
May 13, 2010


Street performers and
Sunset at Mallory Square

Key West, FL
May 13, 2010


Card Sound Road
Lunch at Alabama Jacks
May 14, 2010


One last bird before heading home
Hill Myna
Kendall, FL
May 14, 2010

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