Very interesting stuff!

I note this quote: "Excepting comparatively small areas near the town
[Punta Gorda], much of the hinterland is unchanged from primeval
conditions."  What were there--1 million people in the whole state?  Of
course, the rampant plume trade was wiping out waders from Least Terns to
Flamingos according to Pennock.

Some interesting archaic common names in the article:

Ward heron (presumably the Great Blue)
Robin or gray snipe
Wilson's tern (is that Forster's or Common?)

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