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- Sheridan, WY and Cape Charles, VA
Don't know how many birders there in the forum. I'm a retired bird biologist and been an avid birder since 1976. I know my recent report on Cuba fishing didn't get any responses about the fishing but I forgot to mention the birds seen. Birdwatching while flats fishing isn't optimal as one should be looking at (and through) the water! Only one Peregrine and one Merlin, several Caracaras and vultures round out the raptors. Of note were the Roseate Spoonbills, Scarlet Ibis and (wild)Flamingos! One day we waded to within 100yds of a large flock of Flamingos before they got nervous and moved off. Again, as I've noticed in all my tropical trips of late, a dearth of neo-tropical migrants. Quite a difference from the migratory passerine studies I did in the late 1970's. Sad.