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Greetings All,
Audubon Society of the Everglades (Palm Beach County chapter) held a
scheduled walk yesterday morning at Frenchman's Forest Preserve and then
over to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, both in Palm Beach Gardens,
close to U.S. One.  Frenchman's Forest is a good-sized patch of pine
flatwoods and a small cypress slough, that the county is restoring and
has opened for passive recreation.  We had two good small flocks and
then individual birds along the first part of the yellow trail.
 
Frenchman's Forest:
Blackburnian
Black and White
Redstarts
Common Yellow Throat
Prairie
Palm (heard only)
Pine
also: Yellow Throated Vireo (3)
Red Eyed Vireo
White Eyed Vireo
Ruby Throated Hummingbird (2)
Catbirds
B.G. Gnatcatchers
Carolina Wrens
Downy W.P.   and the other expected forest birds
 
At JD MacArthur Beach State Park 
we birded the fringes along the parking lots and the Satin Leaf Trail,
did not go up on the beach.
 
Swainson's Thrush
Black Throated Blue
Ovenbirds
N. Parula
Black and White
Common Yellow Throat
Red-eyed Vireo
Catbirds
and other expected residents.
 
Marvin Greenberg and Chuck Webber lead the great bird-finding along with
the others in the group.
 
These properties are very much worth exploring for Palm Beach County
Birders.  Frenchman's Forest has great potential because the county is
removing the Brazilian Pepper and a lot of native weedy plants are
filling in.  It should also be great for butterflies...
best,
Linda Most
West Palm Beach

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