Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers Inshore (403 jaeger spp. total) - Canaveral National Seashore, Volusia County, FL - 10/31/11

Hi All,

403 jaegers were observed inshore from the beach at the Canaveral National Seashore in Volusia County, Florida on 10/31. Many of the jaegers were identified as Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers. A possible/probable Long-tailed Jaeger was also seen.

This is the peak time of year to see large, or at least good, numbers of jaegers inshore off of the east coast of the Florida Central Peninsula, an annual regional highlight to be sure, especially when the E and NE winds largely cooperate. In the ABA/Lane Birdfinding Guide: A Birder's Guide to Florida, by Bill Pranty, it is recounted that 2230 jaegers were seen in one day on the Seashore on 9 November 1992!

The post from FloridaBirds-L:
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1111A&L=FLORIDABIRDS-L&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=76

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

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