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Nassau County Bird Club Meets March 18

Mar 01, 2017 02:00AM
The next Nassau County Bird Club’s field trip will meet at the Ribault Club parking area at 9 am on Saturday, March 18 at Kingsley Plantation. This trip will focus on Woodland species, some of which will be leaving to go North and others arriving from the South.

Last month’s NCBC field trip was held at Huguenot Memorial Park, in which the group enjoyed a variety of species including Laughing Gulls, Horned Grebes, Brown Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis, Black Scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Black-bellied Plovers, Wilson's Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, American Oystercatchers, Willet, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Western Sandpipers, Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitchers, Laughing Gulls, Bonaparte Gulls, Ring-billed and Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Royal Tern, Forster's Tern, Black Skimmers, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Blue Jay, Fish Crow, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler, Northern Cardinal, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird and Boat-tailed Grackle.

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, field guides, sunscreen, bug spray, water, and rain jackets. For more information email Bill George at [email protected]