Wood Stork

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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Origin: Tropical North and South America Sighted at: Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, FL I spent the night in Naples with the intention of visiting the Shy Wolf Sanctuary and then immediately heading north – but because I’m more »

Lubber Grasshopper

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Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea guttata) Origin: Southeastern United States Sighted at: Big Cypress Bend, Florida As I drove west across Florida’s southern bend after leaving the Everglades, I drove through Big Cypress, a forest preserve home to panthers, crows, and many grasshoppers! This more »


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Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) Origin: Atlantic and Gulf coasts Sighted at: Everglades National Park, Florida Anhingas are a common enough sight in the Keys, but Anhinga Trail in the Everglades necessarily has a HUGE number of these marsh birds. This particular specimen, a more »

Black-headed Gull

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Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) Origin: Northern Atlantic and Eurasian coastlines Sighted at: Higgs Beach, Key West, FL No trip to Key West would be complete without a trip to feed the seagulls at the beach. Key West has always played host more »

Northern Curly-tailed Lizard

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Northern Curly-tailed Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus) Origin: Caribbean Islands Sighted at: The Botanical Garden, Key West, FL Once I arrived in Key West, I spent a whole day with my father, seeing the sights around town. We went exploring in the backwoods more »

Sand Fiddler Crab

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Sand fiddler Crab (Uca pugilator) Origin: Eastern and Gulf Coast United States coasts Sighted at: Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, St Augustine, FL I stopped in St Augustine to visit my sister Kyle and her husband, Patrick. We went more »

Red-winged Blackbird

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) Origin: North and Central America Sighted at: INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi I’ve just returned from a big long roadtrip back to Florida, and I had the pleasure of observing a whole heckuva-lot-of nature along the more »

Fox Squirrel

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Origin: North America Sighted at: Austin, TX We’ve had many a grey morning here in Austin these past couple of weeks. On one such morning, I spotted this friend sitting on my neighbor’s fence, enjoying a small more »

Domesticated Swan Goose

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Domesticated Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides domesticus) Origin: North America Sighted at: Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller, Austin, TX Another Sunday, another visit to the market! This time I got to meet one of the many geese that swim in the lake more »

Ring-necked Duck

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Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) Origin: North America Sighted at: Texas Farmer’s Market at Mueller, Austin, TX Let’s start off the New Year with a some frosty friends! I spotted these ducks at the farmer’s market on a chilly, chilly morning here more »