Birding Egret Marsh with the Summer Adventure Camp

Pelican Island Audubon’s Summer Adventure Camp visited Egret Marsh Stormwater Park on the hot summer morning of Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Though the migrant birds are gone, what was lost in variety was made up for in seeing birds nesting on site. The trip was led by Pelican Island Audubon Environmental Educator Katheryne Nix and Indian River County Stormwater Educator Alexis Peralta. Photo credits: people photos by Katheryne Nix, bird photos by Bob Montanaro.

Group photo of the Summer Adventure Campers, Session 2
Mottled Duck
Binoculars, cameras, and a bird count kept the campers focused on the birds.
A nesting Black-necked Stilt that has built up a nest island from algae on the stormwater algae mat.
Female Anhinga
A Black-necked Stilt nesting atop a dirt pile.
A Black-neck Stilt doing a broken wing act to draw intruders away from its nest.
Black-necked Stilts on the stormwater algae mat.
Black-necked Stilt in flight.
Wood Stork
Wood Stork
Searching for birds.
Red-bellied Woodpecker coming out of a nest cavity.
Wood Stork
Great Egret
Juvenile Green Heron
Green Heron nest with eggs.
Wood Storks
Heading back to the van – and the air conditioning! – after a great morning of birding. Despite the heat the kids were very enthusiastic about all the birds they saw and how they want to do more birding in the future.

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