Bird Patrol at Lakes Park – January 5th, 2019

Bird Patrol Report
January 2019

Bird Patrol Report, Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers, FL
Little blue heron at Lakes Regional Park’s filter marsh, February 2018 | PHOTO: Erin White

Lee County Bird Patrol offers birding tours on the first Saturday of each month at Lakes Park from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Meet at Shelter A7 in the park. This is a walking tour with a Bird Patrol guide. Bring camera, binoculars, water. Wear hat, sunscreen or other sun protection, comfortable shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather.

eBird Report – Lakes Regional Park Bird Tour, Jan 5, 2019

Hi All,

This morning was a perfect morning for a bird walk at Lakes Park. Temp. was 67-72 and very little wind. We were treated to watching several Great Blue Herons as they were nest building. Another highlight was the Ruby-throated hummingbird which came into view as soon as Anita did her Hummingbird Dance. Thank you, Anita. Many thanks to all of those who participated and helped find our flying friends. Don’t forget to join Vince McGrath next Lakes Park Bird Walk on Sat., Feb. 2, at 8 AM.

For more information about walks that are offered by Lee County Parks and Recreation, please go to

See you out there!!
Good Birding,
Marie Di Rosa

Lakes Regional Park Bird Tour, Lee, Florida, US
Jan 5, 2019 7:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Anita and I conducted these observations during the Jan. Bird Patrol led Morning Meander in Lakes Park.
36 species

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1 Female flying in the Fragrance Garden.
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata) 4
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) 1
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) 1
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) 1
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) 7
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 5
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 8
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 3
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) 1
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 5
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 2
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) 5
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 4
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1 Bob saw it before the walk started.
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 2
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 5
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 15
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 10
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 9
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 4
Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major) 5
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 4

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