1-11-20 Trip Report: Okefenokee Swamp

We had a good turnout with the combined folks from Duval Audubon. We had as many birders as species seen-33. A planned burn near the boardwalk suppressed the number of species observed. Despite that we saw 7 species of the Woodpecker family including Red-headed and Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. We had 2 of each and attached is a photo taken by Richard Timm of the Red-headed. The two Red-cockadeds were too skittish for photos. Also attached is a photo taken by Dan Kossmann of a Sharp-shinned Hawk. We tried for a photo of an out of season Eastern Kingbird but the bird would have none of it. Many American Robins, Cedar Waxwings and Brown-headed Nuthatches were also seen.
Duval Audubon is hosting a field trip this Saturday at Huguenot meeting outside the entrance at 8am. I will co-lead the trip and invite all of you to join us. Otherwise, a number of you expressed interest in an afternoon walk on the beach from North Beach to Fort Clinch Thursday January 23rd at 4pm. More on that later.
Good birding,
Bill George


  1. Great pix.
    is that an eagle on the end of the branch.
    Can you id the birds in the photos?
    Thanks for doing this.