Bobolink (Dolychonyx oryzivorus)

Bobolink (Dolychonyx oryzivorus) SRQ is such a great place for birders, isn’t it? The winter certainly has its charms with the arrival of ducks, rails, sparrows etc. And then the long awaited Spring … [Read more...]

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

The Bird with Outrageous Legs.... I know that the bird of the month should be the beautiful Pinecraft Wilson's Warbler....... or the handsome Dickcissel..... or even perhaps those plucky little … [Read more...]

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

I've always had some interest in taxonomy but you can't spend ten days in Colombia with Bruce Anderson (co- author of 'The Bird Life of Florida') without realizing its true value in bird … [Read more...]

This is the Best Spot for Bird-Watching in Sarasota

The Celery Fields are a hub for bird life … [Read more...]

Sarasota Audubon Center Meets a Green Benchmark … [Read more...]

Bird Naturalists Back at the Celery Fields

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Ruby-throated Hummngbird (Archilochus colubris)

In 'Last of the Curlews', by Fred Bosworth, a book reviewed by Stu Hills last month, I came across the intriguing statement that when migrating from Yucatan, hummingbirds start out at around the same … [Read more...]

Limpkin (Aramus guarana)

Limpkin (Aramus guarana) This month, to celebrate the opening of the Nature Centrer at the Celery Fields, I have chosen one of the most iconic birds of that marvelous  wetland area, a … [Read more...]

Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)

4th September North Monomoy Island Cape Cod - 7 Red Knot. We had come out by boat to this windswept deserted 8 mile long spit of sand southwest of Chatham with a group from Massachusetts Audubon. … [Read more...]

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

It's been a great joy this spring to see Purple Martins nesting for the first time at the Celery Fields following the erection of two Purple Martin houses there in the second week in March. Given how … [Read more...]