Category Archives: Birding Notes

Birding news and notes from the Okefenokee Swamp.

December Birding Notes

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 vermillion flycatcher may be here for one of its irregular Winter vacations.   … Continue reading

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November Birding Notes

American Robins and greater sandhill cranes arrive in flocks.  Tree swallows are now abundant.  Bald eagles are periodically seen in the area.  White-throated sparrows can be heard rustling among the fallen leaves.  Eastern phoebes call from exposed perches.  Hermit thrushes … Continue reading

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Birding Notes for October

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 … 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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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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December Birding Notes

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 vermillion flycatcher may be here for one of its irregular Winter vacations.   … Continue reading

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October Birding Notes

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 blackthroated blue. Swainson’s thrushes come in as well, and Northern harriers might be observied hunting. Later … Continue reading

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November Birding Notes

American robins and greater sandhill cranes arrive in flocks. Tree swallows are now abundant. Bald eagles are periodically seen in the area. White-throated sparrows can be heard rustling amoung the fallen leaves. Eastern phoebes call from exposed perches. Hermit thrushes … Continue reading

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Birding Notes for August

Sheila’s Birding Notes for August, Fewer songs are heard as most birds have finished nesting. Common nighthawks continue to feed in the skies at dusk. Resident wood duck populations are at their peak with all ages of young present. Some … Continue reading

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July Birding Notes

Sheila’s birding Notes for July, Wading-bird-young-of-the-year leave their nursery sites.   The raspy calls of juvenile red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks are heard routinely as they try to convince their parents to continue feedings.  Chimney swifts begin to gather in big … Continue reading

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