Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mangrove Cuckoo at Ding Darling

Thursday, May 24th

Mangrove Cuckoo seen about May 22nd by Dr Jose Padilla-Lopez at Ding Darling

Went back to Ding Darling with Vince McGrath (Lee County Master Birder) to take another stab at finding the elusive mangrove cuckoo. Even with the help of John and Rachael, of the Ecostudies Institute, we could not  come up with one today.  Rachael is heading a research project at Ding Darling on the Mangrove Cuckoo living there. She has banded three or four including attaching radios for relocation of these birds. Other birds seen and heard included Black-whiskered Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Prairie Warbler, Magnificent Frigetbird, Great Creasted Flycatchers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Roseate Spoonbills and Yellow-crowned Nightherons

Links: (Ecosudies Institute website) (Published Report on Declining Mangrove Land Species)

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