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December 2017 Bird of the Month – EASTERN MEADOWLARK

Eastern Meadowlark (c) 2015, Susan Faulkner Davis all rights reserved

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

We conclude this season of bird-of-the-month articles with the blackbird that isn’t. Imagine a female Red-winged Blackbird plumped up in all directions—long, pointy bill on a slender head (very distinctive . . . → Read More: December 2017 Bird of the Month – EASTERN MEADOWLARK

November 2017 Bird of the Month – Savannah Sparrow

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November’s Bird of the Month is the Savannah Sparrow, and here is the article in the November 2017 Kite written by Ben Kolstad.

November – Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

As noted in last month’s write-up of the endangered Florida population of Grasshopper Sparrow, the first part of this month’s bird’s common name comes from . . . → Read More: November 2017 Bird of the Month – Savannah Sparrow

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