Birder's Guide

NOV 2017

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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37 November 2017 | Birder's Guide to Gear A B A Event Birding Rally: South Florida Keys & Dry Tortugas Extension For more details and registration, go to: events . aba . org e ve n t s @ a b a . o r g • 8 0 0 . 8 5 0 . 2 47 3 When : April 26–30, 2018 Where : Homestead, Everglades National Park, and the Upper Keys Cost : $1195 When : April 30–May 2, 2018 Where : Key West and Dry Tortugas Cost : $900 Birding in South Florida in the spring is a bit like playing a slot machine rigged in your favor. You don't know exactly how it's going to work out, but odds are something good will happen. Between the Everglades, the surrounding agricultural areas, the Florida Bay ecosystem, the upper Keys, and various parks and neighborhoods in Miami, it is hard to not see great birds. Reliable birds include Wood Stork, White-crowned Pigeon, Roseate Spoonbill, Purple Gallinule, Swallow-tailed Kites and Black-bellied Whistling Duck. Other jackpot residents include American Flamingo, Snail Kite, Mangrove Cuckoo, Cable Sable Seaside Sparrow, Short-tailed Hawk, Shiny Cowbird and Smooth-billed Ani.

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