Green Birding Southwest Volusia County, May 2017

Note: this post is back-dated

In May I had 12 checklists to contribute to my 2017 Green Birding List. I recorded 59 species total and added five new for the year (Wood Duck, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Bobolink, Least Sandpiper, and Northern Bobwhite). In May 2015 I had 69 species. The complete list for this year is at the end of this post.

Here are some photographic (mostly non-bird) highlights from the month.

Yellow Rat Snake
Yellow Rat Snake at Gemini Springs | 01 May 2017

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron (missing foot) at Lake Monroe Park | 02 May 2017

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal at Gemini Springs | 09 May 2017

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle at Trout Lake | 16 May 2017

I biked to Trout Lake 4 times looking for Solitary Sandpipers to add to my list, but didn’t have any luck. I did find one the only time I drove there. Otherwise I had four nice visits to the wetland as it progressively dried up throughout the month.

Sandhill Cranes
Sandhill Cranes at Trout Lake | 16 May 2017

Black Racer
Black Racer at Gemini Springs | 30 May 2017

Green Anole
Green Anole at Gemini Springs | 30 May 2017

raccoon family
Raccoon family at Gemini Springs | 30 May 2017

Green Birding List for May 2017
Wood Duck
Mottled Duck
Northern Bobwhite
Wood Stork
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt
Least Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Least Tern
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle

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