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The July-August 2017 KITE newsletter is now online.

The July-August 2017 issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

July 2017 Bird of the Month – Red-cockaded Woodpecker GALLERY

Red-cockaded woodpecker

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 in . . . → Read More: July 2017 Bird of the Month – Red-cockaded Woodpecker GALLERY

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

March 2017 Bird of the Month – Osprey – GALLERY

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

March Bird of the Month: Osprey Pandion haliaetus

By Ben Kolstad

Many people worldwide call this cosmopolitan bird the “fish eagle,” and it’s an apt nickname, although the Osprey is not an . . . → Read More: March 2017 Bird of the Month – Osprey – GALLERY

February 2017 Bird of the Month – Brown Pelican – GALLERY

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

February Bird of the Month: Brown Pelican

By Ben Kolstad

Today the Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a familiar character of our coasts, but the population of this large bird was . . . → Read More: February 2017 Bird of the Month – Brown Pelican – GALLERY