SIB’s Photos from Bear Island & Donnelly WMA’s

Eastern Meadowlark – Bear Island – Charley Moore

On Saturday, October 26, eleven members of SIB traveled to Bear Island & Donnelly WMA’s for our annual fall trip. As you may know, Bear Island is closed from November 1 until the beginning of February to allow hunters access. We arrived in time for sunrise and spent seven hours birding! We even saw a couple mammals (white-tailed deer & nine-banded armadillo) and reptiles (alligators & eastern diamondback rattlesnake).

In total we saw 60 species of birds (including Rock Pigeons on the way home!) It may not have been our highest count of bird species, but it sure was a beautiful (but buggy!) fall day!

We hope you will enjoy the photos our members took during the trip and the complete list of birds by clicking on the “more” button.

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