Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | August 4, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

Warblers Start To Trickle In!

Hey all,

Birders from across the state have started to report sightings of songbirds that are trickling in. Warblers have begun to show up in the Panhandle and making their way southeast into the St. Pete area and points beyond. We have also seen small movements of warblers down here in Miami lately. During the night rainstorms have been moving over the state; consequently early migrants have been seen the next day. Shorebird migration is really heating up and quantities are starting to be found around the peninsula. If it has been raining in your area go out and check the golf courses, or construction sites as these locations are awesome spots to find migrating shorebirds. If there is shorebird habitat near you, such as beaches and wetlands make sure to check them as much as possible. Species composition changes everyday at migrant traps, making these locations a great place to check daily. As migration heats up continue to pass by and share your sightings with the rest of the birders. Let’s make this fall migration a team effort among all the birders willing to participate on the site. If we have birders from around the state posting their sightings for the day, our interpretations only get better. Have a great day and good birding.

Migration rocks!

Nature is Awesome
Angel & Mariel



  1. Hello,

    The last two days I have found Prothonotary Warblers along with Yellow and Prairie Warblers at Green Key.

    Ken Tracey

  2. Down the service road, after the curve and the hammock opens up, there was a mixed flock that contained Red-eyed Vireos, Gnatcatchers, a Parula, Redstart, Black-and-white, and Yellow-throated Warbler. Also in the mix was a Great Crested Flycatcher, and a bumper crop of Cardinals. Yay, more cardinals. Just what we need to distract us when looking up in the trees.


  3. This afternoon, as I scanned for the odd shorebird in between the 1,000 Laughing Gulls at Cutler Wetlands, I spotted my first Short-tailed Hawk (light morph) gliding overhead. Shorebirds were very few, with nothing exceptional. This morning I had a meeting to attend at UM-RSMAS, so I took a 3-minute tour of Crandon and found only Piping Plovers (7), Sanderlings and Semipalmated Plovers. In short, I had a little shorebird day. My plan to visit the ag fields in search of Uppies never materialized. Maybe tomorrow. Here’s the shorebird list:

    Semipalmated Plover (dozens, Crandon)
    Piping Plover (7, Crandon)
    Killdeer (~10, CW)
    Black-necked Stilt (10+,CW)
    Spotted Sandpiper (Lake across 97th from CW)
    Greater Yellowlegs (2, CW)
    Lesser Yellowlegs (5, CW)
    Sanderling (dozens, Crandon)
    Least Sandpiper (6, CW)
    Pectoral Sandpiper (CW)
    Stilt Sandpiper (4, CW)
    Short-billed Dowitcher (CW)
    Curlew Sandpiper (Novia Scotia, but it’s on its way)

    If someone has some cheese, please let me know. It would go great with my whine.

  4. I went south to the farm field just outside ENP to look for shorebirds and found:

    150+ Pectoral Sandpipers
    2 Least Sandpiper
    50+ Killdeer
    4 Black-bellied Plover
    2 Semi-Palmated Plover
    2 Short-billed Dowitcher
    1 Solitary flyby in Long Pine Key ( also a Yellow-throated Warbler) – Long Pine Key was very active will all the usual resident birds….Towhee, E. Bluebird, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Pine Warbler, Downy WP, Red-bellied WP, Pileated, Am. Crow, E. Meadowlark and Bobwhite were all either seen or heard. Many Common Nighthawk were roosting in the pines.

    At Cutler Wetland:
    1 Long-billed Dowitcher
    25 Black-necked Stilt
    2 Lesser Yellowlegs
    1 Greater Yellowlegs
    1 Spotted Sandpiper
    8 Killdeer

    That’s 12 shorebird species…. not bad, but far from a 30 shorebird day! Practicing for August 28th!


  5. Had a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Palm Warbler, and Yellow-throated Warbler in the parking lot yesterday. Also a Black-and-white Warbler on the Cypress Island.

    Monday I saw 3 Louisiana Waterthrushes at Matheson around 8am. Took the scope and could easily observe them all at the same time on the nature trail.


  6. Yesterday I had Yellow-throated and Prairie warblers as well a single male
    American Redstart at Lake Kissimmee SP.

    Today I had Yellow Warblers at Circle B Bar Reserve; a Belted Kingfisher at
    Saddle Creek County Park (also had one on 7/8); and a variety pack of
    shorebirds at the Colt Creek SP wetland restoration including Least,
    Semipalmated, Spotted, Solitary and Stilt sandpipers as well as Lesser and
    Greater Yellowlegs and a Semipalmated Plover.

    Migration rocks!

    Cole Fredricks

  7. Had 2 young Prairie Warblers today at Green Cay.

    Last weekend in Port St. Lucie County we had Parula, Prairie, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.

  8. […] reported hearing a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher in her yard yesterday.  Birders on badbirdz saw Yellow Warblers at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  Apparently the shorebird migration has really […]

  9. Tiny trickle today at Daggerwing – South PBC – a lonely Prairie warbler. Loggerhead Shrikes, Pileated, Redbellied and Downy WP were abundant too.
    Can’t wait to get back to Green Cay to see what shows up – hurry up the repairs!

  10. Awesome Holly! Keep your eyes peeled for more migrants!

    A & M


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