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October 2017 Bird of the Month – Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

(c) Paul Thomas 2013 all rights reserved, FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW at STA1-East, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach County, Florida on December 7, 2013

October’s Bird of the Month is the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, and here is the article in the upcoming October 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

October – Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum floridanus FE

This federally endangered bird is sometimes a victim of the confusion between taxonomic and common names. You could be forgiven . . . → Read More: October 2017 Bird of the Month – Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

September 2017 Bird of the Month – Northern Bobwhite

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September’s Bird of the Month is the Northern Bobwhite, and here is the article in the September 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus

The distinctive call of the only quail species native to the eastern United States used to be heard all over Palm Beach County, even here in the . . . → Read More: September 2017 Bird of the Month – Northern Bobwhite

August 2017 Bird of the Month – Bachman’s Sparrow

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August’s Bird of the Month is the Bachman’s Sparrow, and here is the article in the July-August 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

Bachman’s Sparrow Peucaea aestivalis

This is one of two species that Audubon named for his friend, the Reverend John Bachman (pronounced Back-man, not Bock-man). The other species, Bachman’s Wood Warbler, is . . . → Read More: August 2017 Bird of the Month – Bachman’s Sparrow

July 2017 Bird of the Month – Red-cockaded Woodpecker

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July’s Bird of the Month is the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and here is the article in the upcoming July-August 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis FE (Federally Endangered)

This endangered woodpecker kicks off our series of Pine Woodland birds. Like the Florida Scrub-Jay, the RCWO is a social species that lives . . . → Read More: July 2017 Bird of the Month – Red-cockaded Woodpecker

JUNE 2017 Bird of the Month – Everglades Snail Kite – GALLERY

June’s Bird of the Month is the Everglades Snail Kite, and here is the article in the May-June 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

June – Everglade Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus) FE (Federally Endangered)

The North American population of snail kites is restricted to peninsular Florida, although there is a South American . . . → Read More: JUNE 2017 Bird of the Month – Everglades Snail Kite – GALLERY

May 2017 Bird of the Month – Sandhill Crane – GALLERY

May’s Bird of the Month is the Sandhill Crane, and here is the article in the upcoming May-June 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

May: Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

Although technically a wetland bird, the Sandhill Crane can just as often be encountered in upland habitats like grasslands and prairies. These large birds are the . . . → Read More: May 2017 Bird of the Month – Sandhill Crane – GALLERY

April 2017 Bird of the Month – Limpkin – GALLERY

April’s Bird of the Month is the Limpkin, and here is the article in the upcoming April 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

Limpkin Aramus guarauna SSC

Eats apple snails. What else do you need to know? Well, it’s on the cover of Stevenson and Anderson’s Birdlife of Florida (1994), which is still the most . . . → Read More: April 2017 Bird of the Month – Limpkin – GALLERY