SIB Members Flock to Jenkins Point

Eighteen people joined Flo Foley and Nancy Brown on a two-hour birding adventure along Jenkins Point on Saturday May 14th.  This included three new members along with their parents from NYC.  Five of the participants met us on bikes and the rest car-pooled to the street.

It was a beautiful day to view the many birds (and a few alligators) found at the side of the road, along the ponds and in the marsh.  Below is the complete list of the 31 bird species we either saw or heard along the one-mile stretch of the Jenkins Point neighborhood.  Thanks to Adam Holtzschue for taking the photos of this flock of SIB members!

Please be sure to visit our website and sign-up for our blog postings.  We have nine spaces available on another walk scheduled for this Thursday May 19th at Camp St. Christopher with the Director of Education, David Gardner – you can register for that event here.

Double-crested Cormorant  1
Brown Pelican  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  27
Snowy Egret  1
Green Heron  7
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  2
Black-bellied Plover  1
Semipalmated Plover  2
Willet  1
Whimbrel  2
Laughing Gull  4
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  5
Fish Crow  1
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
Pine Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Painted Bunting  1     heard
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Boat-tailed Grackle  6