Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve – 2/26/22 Trip Report

We had a great turnout for our guided walk, with a combination of Peace River Audubon Members and Lemon Bay Conservancy members. As we looked for birds, Eva Furner, pointed out the renovations that had been completed as part of the long range plan for the preserve. It was a beautiful sunny day and we saw about 40 different bird species on our walk. We covered both the east and west sides and stopped at the feeding station. Some of the highlights included a White Pelican, an Osprey carrying a fish, a Pileated Woodpecker working on it’s nest, and a female Painted Bunting at the feeders.

PRAS Group
Eva Furner welcoming the group


Blue Jay by Barbara Segal
Blue Jay by Barbara Segal


White-eyed Vireo by Barbara Segal
White-eyed Vireo by Barbara Segal


Here is the list of the birds that were seen and heard:

Blackbird, Red Winged
Bunting, Painted
Cardinal, Northern
Catbird, Gray
Cormorant, Double Crested
Cowbird, Brown headed
Crane, Sandhill
Crow, Fish
Dove, Mourning
Ducks, Mottled
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Great
Egret, Snowy
Gallinule, Common
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray
Grackle, Boat-tailed
Grackle, Common
Heron, Great Blue
Heron, Green
Heron, Little blue
Heron, Tricolored
Jay, Blue
Ibis, White
Kestrel, American
Martin, Purple
Mockingbird, Northern
Pelican, White
Phoebe, Eastern
Starling, European
Vireo, Blue Headed
Vireo, White eyed
Warbler, Palm
Warbler, Yellow-rumped
Waxwing, Cedar
Woodpecker, Pileated
Woodpecker, Red bellied
Wren, Carolina