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July 2017 Bird of the Month – Red-cockaded Woodpecker

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

April 2015 Bird of the Month – Broad-winged Hawk

Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com

April Bird of the Month – Broad-winged Hawk From Ben Kolstad’s article in the April Kite: This small chunky raptor migrates from its breeding grounds in northern and eastern North America to its wintering grounds in Florida, Southern Mexico, an . . . → Read More: April 2015 Bird of the Month – Broad-winged Hawk

Birds of the Month for 2014

January – Common Gallinule (Common Moorhen) February – Purple Gallinule March – American Coot April – White Ibis May – Glossy Ibis June – Roseate Spoonbill July – Green-winged Teal August – Blue-winged Teal September – Northern Pintail October – American Wigeon November – Northern Shoveler December – Ring-necked Duck

2013 Bird-of-the-Month list

For all you photographers out there, here’s the Bird Of The Month List for 2013:

· January – American Robin

· February – Cedar Waxwing

· March – Common Loon

· April – Barn Swallow

· May – Purple Martin

· June – Red-bellied Woodpecker

. . . → Read More: 2013 Bird-of-the-Month list

2012 September Brown Pelican Bird-of-the-Month

(See member picture gallery below). September’s bird of the month is a familiar sight to beachgoers here, a large, graceful soarer that is ever so ungainly on land: the Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). A large bird, it is nevertheless the smallest of the seven species worldwide; its cousin the American White Pelican is substantially larger. . . . → Read More: 2012 September Brown Pelican Bird-of-the-Month

January’s 2010 Bird of the Month: American Kestrel

American Kestrel, Fern Forest (Broward County, FL), October 16, 2008.

January’s bird of the month is American Kestrel

The American Kestrel, Falco sparverius, is our bird of the month for January. This diminutive raptor is fairly widespread in North America, and Florida is no exception. It eats invertebrates (grasshoppers, dragonflies) and any small songbirds unwary enough not to recognize the classic raptor shape, despite . . . → Read More: January’s 2010 Bird of the Month: American Kestrel

November’s 2008 Bird of the Month: Brown Pelican

The Bird of the Month for November is Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). Our friend Virginia, from Folke Peterson, will say a few words about this bird before the general meeting on Tuesday, November 4th. Feel free to bring in your own photos for display throughout the evening. You can also see our web gallery, with . . . → Read More: November’s 2008 Bird of the Month: Brown Pelican