Field Trip Report 11/23/2019 Caloosahatchee/Powell Creek Preserves

Field Trip Report by Barney Bontecou  11-23-2019

We had a wonderful but quiet walk Saturday 11/23 at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve East. The weather was perfect, a cool sunny day.  Afterwards we had a quick snack and went over the birds we had seen.  We had about 15 people and saw 25 species.  I saw several along the roadway on the way in that maybe everyone didn’t see, like the Red-headed Woodpecker.  Then we headed to Powell Creek Preserve and saw 25 species there too.  Only seven hardy people continued to Powell, so there were less eyes to spot birds.  I want to thank Shannon and Phyllis so much for leading the walk for me at Powell Creek because I had to leave for work.

The lists from both preserves are below.  There were a lot of birds I was surprised we didn’t see, such as the Pileated Woodpecker, Vireos, Crows, Kestrel, and House Wren.  There was not a big variety of Warblers.  Some pretty common birds were missing today.   A big thank you to everybody who came!

Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve East:

Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-belly Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal
Morning Dove
Ground Dove
Cat Bird
Tree Swallow
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Common Grackle
Red-shoulder Hawk
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Common Yellow Throat Warbler
Common Grackle
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret

Powell Creek Preserve:

Belted Kingfisher
Black Vulture
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Tri-colored Heron
Great Egret
Glossy Ibis
Little Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Pied-billed Grebe
Mottled Duck
Boat tailed Grackle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue Jay
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Black and White Warbler
Common Gallinule
Loggerhead Shrike