Reserves in Florida

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Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaja ajaja)
Sandy Key, ten miles southwest of Flamingo, is a hub of spoonbill activity during winter. Every evening, a few hundred spoonbills roost in the islands' largest trees. At sunrise, the birds compete with the morning colors as they depart individually or in small flocks for the mainland.
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Roseate Spoonbill From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja, sometimes separated in the monotypic genus Ajaja) is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. It is a mainly resident breeder in South America, the Caribbean, and the Gulf coast of the USA.
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Apalachicola Reserve, Florida

Apalachicola Bay is a major point for migratory birds. The area receives species from both the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways. Also, the West Indian manatee migrates to the Bay during summer months. Diadromous fish species also pass thorough the area.

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Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America

This book uses artwork and maps from the highly successful North American Bird Guide (Sibley).accomanied by a new,more detailed text.The reduced size of the area covered means that this guide is considerably lighter than the original book,even with the expanded text,it is lightweight enough for regular field use,and the fully intergrated format enables quick and easy reference and comparison to be made.

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Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, Florida

The coastal waters of the GTM Reserve are important calving grounds for the endangered Right Whale. Manatees, Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons find refuge in the reserve.

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Rookery Bay Reserve, Florida

Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America.

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A Birdwatching Guide to Florida

A Birdwatching Guide to Florida

An Ideal family holiday destination. The opportunity to combine some fantastic birdwatching, whilst giving the family the chance to enjoy Disneyland and the beach etc. The book details some of the best sites close to Orlando and Miami which provide a good chance of seeing most of Florida's specialities. Plus great hints on photography.62pp,including 8 pages of colour bird identification photos.Short extract.
Birding from Orlando. 1 The Ocala Forest.
This extensive coniferous woodland lies about an hour's drive to the north-west of Orlando.This National Forest covers an area of nearly 400,000 acres and consists mostly of Slash Pine, but there are isolated stands of Long-leaved Pine which is the habitat of the scarce Red-cockaded Woodpecker.Look for the telltale marks of small holes and running sap which is made by these birds.Other species found in these areas include Pine Warbler,Bachman's Sparrow, and Brown-headed Nuthatch.Summer sees more species in the forest and these include Swallow-tailed Kite, Acadian warbler, Summer Tanager, and Prothonotary Warbler.The areas of oak scrub around the forest contain the Florida Scrub Jay.
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Great Florida Birding TrailGreat Florida Birding Trail
The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a collection of 445 sites throughout Florida selected for their excellent birdwatching or bird education opportunities. This 2000-mile, self-guided highway trail is designed to conserve and enhance Florida's bird habitat by promoting birdwatching activities, conservation education and economic opportunity.
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Guide to the Great Florida Birding Trail East Section

Guide to the Great Florida Birding Trail East Section

Covers 136 birding sites from the Georgia border to Lake Okeechobee, including the Jacksonville and Orlando metropolitan areas. The sites, organized into clusters of five to ten, are all within an hour's drive of one another and are identified on individual as well as regional maps. Each site is described from a birder's point of view and includes directions, hours of operation, seasonal birding opportunities, and other information essential for a successful outing.
188 pages, 25 b/w illus, tabs, 24 maps.
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