American Birding Podcast



The Ultimate eBird Stationary Count

What species? And how many? For some of these, it’s fine–indeed it’s a good idea–to enter “spuhs” and “slashes,” e.g., Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher and peep sp. The location is Snake Bight Trail, Everglades National Park, Monroe County, Florida, and date is New Years Day. This is an eBird stationary count, and you have as much time as you need. Click on the image to enlarge–in much the same fashion as you might crank up the magnification on your scope to zoom in.

In this painting, appearing on the cover of the April 2018 issue of Birding, Rafael Gálvez depicts the amazing birdlife of the Snake Bight Trail, Everglades National Park. What species do you see? And how many of each?