Monthly Archives: December 2011

March Birding Notes

Sheila’s Birding Notes for March Increased mating activities cause the swamp to echo with the sounds of red-shouldered hawks and wild turkeys.  Purple martins have gathered at their homes just ouside the swamp.   Great blue herons are at the … Continue reading

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March Wildlife Notes

Florida Cricket Frogs, Pig Frogs, and Carpenter Frogs join the choruses of Southern Leopard Frogs.    Wildflowers began to bloom such as Hurrah Bush, Titi, Hatpins, bladderworts, and golden club.  The bass began to spawn, alligators and turtles are being … Continue reading

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February Birding Notes

Sheila’s Birding Notes for February Barred owl courtship is well underway, while osprey, sandhill crane, and brown-headed nuthatch are just beginning theirs.   Pine warblers are heard trilling in the treetops.  Wood duck are in pairs.   During the last … Continue reading

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February Wildlife Notes

The rites of spring start arriving to the swamp as Ospreys begin nesting,  you can observe aerial courtship displays of red-tailed hawks, Southern Leopard Frogs can be heard calling.  Ferns raise new fiddleheads, early blooming wildflowers, such as Neverwet, Arrowhead … Continue reading

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Tours Available Spring & Summertime

Come enjoy a relaxing nature filled half day tour in the Okefenokee Swamp. We (Okefenokee Pastimes) have some availability for time slots offering guided day or nighttime motor boat and paddle boat tours during this spectacular Spring and the approaching … Continue reading

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Cabins Available Spring & Summertime

Rent a Deluxe Cabin during Okefenokee’s fantastic Spring or Summertime. We still have some availability but popular dates will book up fast. Enjoy a comfortable nice quiet natural place, stay at Okefenokee Pastimes and explore Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge here … Continue reading

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January Birding Notes

Big numbers of birds winter throughout the swamp you will find Sandhill Crane and Ibis particularly abundant near the junction of Grand and Chesser prairies and in the vicinity of Gannet Lake. Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, and teal can be … Continue reading

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January Wildlife Notes

Big numbers of birds winter throughout the swamp you will find Sandhill Crane and Ibis particularly abundant near the junction of Grand and Chesser prairies and in the vicinity of Gannet Lake. Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, and teal can be … Continue reading

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December Wildlife Notes

December Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Otters are seen swimming in the lakes and boat trails as alligators become less active. Wading birds are prominent as they forage amid the prairies. Wood Ducks and teal can be see throughout the swamp.

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December Birding Notes

Sheila’s Birding Notes for December Wading birds and ducks are typical bird-types encountered in the wet areas. Gray catbirds call from thickets, and ruby-crowned kinglets fuss from the trees. A vermilion flycatcher may be here for one of its irregular … Continue reading

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