Flight School Day 2

Sunday, January 27, 2008, Led by Jim Neiger

Photos by Bill Walker

51 Species at Viera Wetlands, FL

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Aramidae (Limpkin)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

51 Species at Viera Wetlands, FL

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Anhingidae (Anhingas)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Aramidae (Limpkin)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Concern about windy weather led us to Viera Wetlands, where we had many wading birds to photograph. Personally, the opportunity to photograph a perched American Bittern in good light was definitely a corrective emotional experience after several years of never getting a good opportunity.