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Last day of Big O Birding Festival. Great experience once again!

Today toured OK Slough State Forest/WMA, Palm Pines RV Park in Felda, and 
Spirit of the Wild WMA with Kim Willis and 9 participants. Special thx to Chris 
Schmiege with FL Forest Service, and Donna Hodges and her staff at Palm 
Pines RV Park. Some highlights:

Mottled Duck, Osceola Wild Turkey, N. Bobwhite, Black-crowned Night-Heron, 
Glossy Ibis, Wood Stork, Swallow-tailed Kite (crippling looks), Bald Eagle, 
Crested Caracara, Sandhill Crane with colts, Common Ground-Dove, Ruby-
throated Hummingbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, House 
Wren, Black-and-white Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Painted Bunting, Eastern 
Meadowlark, American Goldfinch.

Other tour groups today had Merlin and Snail Kite.

Super keynote by Greg Miller!

Next year's festival will be around St. Patrick's Day weekend. 
Make plans to bird Hendry and Glades counties, especially in March 2014!

Happy trails,

Mark and Selena Kiser
Tallahassee
mark.kiser AT myfwc.com

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