Birdwatching NIGHT Thread

Last week I hung out on Dauphin Island, a barrier island off the coast of Alabama. Dauphin Island is a “globally important” destination for migrating birds, and the Audubon Society recognizes 420 species of birds that nest or at least rest on the island. A lot of these birds have names that sound like Southern euphemisms for odd or suspicious strangers (read: Yankees). Here are some of my favorites.

Hudsonian Godwit

Hudsonian Godwit

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

yellow-bellied flycatcher

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Chuck-Will’s-Widow

Chuck-Will's-Widow

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Boat-tailed Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

and of course there’s a Creeper.

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Have a great night, everyone!