201701.30
Jean Lafitte National Wildlife Preserve – Louisiana

Jean Lafitte National Wildlife Preserve – Louisiana

While in New Orleans I went for a hike in the Jean Laffite National Historic Park and Preserve.  There are a few sites that make up the park but I chose the Barataria Preserve.  The Park Ranger advised that birders normally hike the Palmetto trail which is approximately one mile of boardwalk that meanders through…

201608.13
The Backyard at Telephoto Florida Headquarters

The Backyard at Telephoto Florida Headquarters

Want to enhance the back yard birding experience? Study the regulars. Getting to know the birds that inhabit your area is a great way to enhance your birding skills. Telephoto Florida Headquarters, in Central Florida, is home to a good variety of bird species. We have our contingent of titmice, cardinals, woodpeckers, and Carolina wren. George, the neighborhood…

201603.27
Washington Oaks State Park

Washington Oaks State Park

Just south of St. Augustine lies a quaint little State Park by name of Washington Oaks State Gardens. This park consists of approximately 400 acres of coastal scenery including a hammock area of towering live oaks, hickory and magnolia trees. The region is bounded on one side by the tidal marshes of the Matanzas River…

201512.17
Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Blue Cypress Conservation Area serves as a gateway to the much larger Fellsmere Water Management Area. As part of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project the area consists of some 10,000 acres of recently restored wetlands. Telephoto Florida visited in mid-December looking primarily for migrant warblers, and we were not disappointed. Dozens of Yellow-rumped…