Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Birds of Manasota Key

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)

Least Tern (Sterna antillarum)

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Royal Terns (Sterna maxima)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Manasota Key is a long, narrow barrier island in Charlotte County, Florida.  The north end has many large and expensive shorefront vacation homes (including Stephen King's).  Mid-island is Englewood's public beach, and at the south end is pristine Stump Pass Beach State Park. 

1 comment:

  1. I was raised, part of my life, in Venice, Florida. I have often been to Manasota Beach, if that's the same. Also Casperson's we reached by ferry. I love Venice and have so many fond memories.

    I love to shell. I love to look a the birds, water, fish and listen.....

    Thank you for sharing.