BIRD OF THE MONTH

Purple and Common Gallinules This year has seen an unprecedented number of visitors to the two boardwalks at the Celery Fields.¬† One of the stars of the show, and a symbol of the success of the wetlands area, is undoubtedly the Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica). Prior to the Celery Fields development, this bird was becoming…

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BIRDS OF THE MONTH

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE During September there was a lot of activity at the tidal pool at Siesta Key, where rain and strong winds ensured the pool was always full of waders and other shore birds. On¬†September 9th, one of our members, Rick Greenspun, found a Red-necked Phalarope in the pool and immediately posted this rare migrant…

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