April Wrapup

Palm Beach County ... Naturally

April is usually a very good month for birding in South Florida as migration is in full swing, many of our Winter friends are still around a some of the Summer residents start showing up.  According to Ebird I saw just under 150 species during April and even though a few of those were seen at Fort De Soto on the 16th I still had over 130 for Palm Beach County.

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Indigo Bunting ... From Fort De Soto Indigo Bunting … From Fort De Soto

White-eyed Vireo ... We have these in South Florida in the Winter but their numbers swell when the migrating ones show up! White-eyed Vireo … We have these in South Florida in the Winter but their numbers swell when the migrating ones show up!

Migration varies every year.  What is good for birders is not necessarily good for the birds.  If we have a lot of weather fronts the birds get knocked down and we have some nice fallouts.  Unfortunately it also tires the birds out and delays their trip to…

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