Day one March 12, 1999
On this trip 3 friends joined me, Jeff Weber, Bruce Purdy and Brian
Rapoza. We ended the trip with 76 species, this included one escaped
exotic: Orange-winged Amazon. We arrived on the morning of Friday
March 12, 1999. Below is a list of birds seen on this day in the
order that we saw them.
These bird were seen from the Airport in Marsh Harbor south to Sandy Point on the south end of the Island.
Common Ground Dove
Yellow-throated Warbler (also the Bahamas race)
Black-faced Grassquit *
Thick-billed Vireo *
Olive-capped Warbler *
Stripe-headed Tanager *(green backed race)
Loggerhead Kingbird *
Cuban Emerald *
West Indian Woodpecker *
Bahama Swallow *
Smooth-billed Ani *
Little Blue Heron
Cuban Pewee *
|Cape May Warbler
Bahama Yellowthroat *
La Sagra's Flycatcher *
Yellow Warbler * (Cuban Yellow)
Orange-winged Amazon ( escaped)
Bahama Parrot *
We finished our day at the south end of the Island. And then traveled
back north and checked into Nettie Symonette's "Different
of Abaco." At Different of Abaco you will find clean rooms
and great food. You will also find Nettie's hospitality and treat
you like family attitude. There is some good birding on her property.
Some of the better birds we saw here included Bahama Yellowthroat, White-cheeked
Pintail, West Indian Woodpecker, Olive-capped Warbler. Nettie has seen
Bahama Parrots here also. There are currently about 65 species seen
here, I'm sure there will be more to add.
Day two March 13, 1999
We birded this day from "Different of Abaco" and south about 10 miles,
then north back to Marsh Harbor for our ferry ride over to Elbow Cay.
We had the following species listed below.
White-cheeked Pintail *
Greater Antillean Bullfinch *
Osprey (Bahamas race)
White Ibis (not recorded on Abaco)
Bahama Mockingbird *
We stayed the night at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay, which had clean rooms
a good restaurant and a beautiful view of the ocean. We were on Elbow
Cay in search of Key West Quail Dove. We arrived at a hammock about
1 and half miles north of the Abaco Inn at dawn. After about 1 and a half
hours we found two birds which we had decent looks at. After birding
here on Elbow Cay we rode the ferry back to Marsh Harbor. From here
we went north to Treasure Cay and then back to Marsh Harbor for a return
flight to Ft. Lauderdale. Below is a list of species for this day.
|Key West Quail-Dove *
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Least Grebe *
Look for upcoming tours to the Bahamas, I will have some dates soon!!!!