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Hello, All.

Can't remember if I mentioned our trip out there with
Orange Audubon but that day last October we found
around 7 rather easily.

Andrew Boyle
Orlando, FL



--- "Wraithmell, Julie" <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I forwarded Brian's question about black-bellied
> whistling ducks at
> Orlando Wetlands Park to the site's manager, Mark
> Sees. His response is
> below.
>
> Julie Wraithmell
> Tallahassee, FL
>
> ______________________________________
> From: Mark Sees
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 11:06 AM
>
> Hey Julie, Thanks for the email. The Black bellieds
> have been here for 3
> years now.  We actually have routinely been seeing
> 30-50 of them in the
> Wetlands this last month.  Their population is
> really exploding here.
> Three years ago we only had two that successfully
> raised young ones.
>
> Mark Sees
> Wetlands Analyst
> City of Orlando
> 25155 Wheeler Road
> Christmas, Florida 32709
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Florida Birds On Behalf Of [log in to unmask]
>
> A brief stop yesterday at Orlando Wetlands Park in
> Christmas produced
> seven
> Black-bellied Whisting-Ducks.  They were seen either
> in flight or
> perched on
> trunks of dead palm trees.  The checklist available
> on-site (revised
> 3/04) fails to list this species.  I did a quick,
> non-exhaustive search
> of the listserve archives, but failed to find any
> mention of BBWD at
> this location.  Could this be a new species for OWP?
>
> Brian Rapoza
> Miami, FL
>
>
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