A Trip to Viera Wetlands

It seems like every other day I hear someone talking about all the great birds they see at Viera, so today we finally went. Though we missed the Crested Caracara and the Black-bellied Whistling Duck, we did see some other pretty cool birds, including four Limpkin (a life bird for me!)

Here’s my list for the day:

Great Egret
Pied-billed Grebe
  1. Blue-winged Teal
  2. Green-winged Teal
  3. Ring-necked Duck
  4. Hooded Merganser
  5. Pied-billed Grebe
  6. Double-crested Cormorant
  7. Anhinga
  8. Great Blue Heron
  9. Great Egret
  10. Snowy Egret
  11. Little Blue Heron
  12. Tricolored Heron
  13. Cattle Egret
  14. White Ibis
  15. Glossy Ibis
  16. Wood Stork
  17. Turkey Vulture
  18. Osprey
  19. Bald Eagle
  20. Northern Harrier
  21. Common Moorhen
  22. American Coot
  23. Limpkin
  24. Sandhill Crane
  25. Foster’s Tern
  26. Belted Kingfisher
  27. Loggerhead Shrike
  28. Tree Swallow
  29. Palm Warbler
  30. Common Yellowthroat
  31. Savannah Sparrow
  32. Red-winged Blackbird
  33. Boat-tailed Grackle

Not too shabby for starting at noon and getting rained on multiple times, not to mention putting up with some pretty gusty winds. I also put together a short video with some of my pictures/videos I took today:

In case you’re interested, here’s the link to the Viera Wetlands website:
Viera Wetlands- Home

On the way home we passed this sign. Unfortunately, we were too late to discover what the PMS problem is, but it must be pretty good since this is the second part. I can’t imagine what two sermons on this topic would entail, but I’m sure it’d be enlightening. Or something like that.

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