The month to be out in Autumn. Migration is at its peak, with American redstarts appearing routinely. Other warblers seen include worm-eating, prairie, and black-throated blue. Swainson’s thrushes come in as well, and Northern harriers might be observed hunting. Later weeks have Winter species such as yellow-rumped warbler, palm warbler, and swamp sparrow as a common sight. Wild turkeys go on a search for fallen acorns.
*Sheila Willis is a Native American Naturalist who grew up around the Okefenokee Swamp and is currently writing a Birding Guide to the Greater Okefenokee Area. Sheila was kind enough to share her Birding Calendar with us.