DAY 1 – 91 BIRDS !!!!
Day 1 is in the books with 91 species in Collier County!!! My 3 birding pals Ed Kemnitzer, Hans Johnson and Daniel Lankin (whom I affectionately call my “birding husbands”) met me at Eagle Lakes where we tallied 47 species in an hour. We then parted ways as me and Ed proceeded to put in a 12 hour birding day with stops at Tigertail Beach, Caxambas Pass, Serenity Park, Birk Rookery Swamp and many other short stops.
Highlights were local specialties Crested Caracara and Reddish Egret. Walked 7 miles and drove a lot while I constantly checked on updates for the Bananaquit on the other coast.
Headed to Miami in the morning for 3 days of chasing. Stay tuned!