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Florida, 2011

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Birds

Two owls

owls


Burrowing owls
Chaminade High School

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Screech owl

owl


Green Cay
Rescued owl with one wing

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Great blue heron

heron


Green Cay

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Great blue heron goes for the ultimate jump shot

heron


Sanibel Island
August 22, 2011

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Sandhill crane

Sandhill crane close-up

sandhill crane


Florida Sandhill Crane - one of six subspecies
Grus canadensis pratensis
Arcadia, Florida

The opportunity for a close encounter with these cranes was the type of wildlife experience that takes your breath away. Although the species as a whole is not considered endangered, the Florida subspecies is. We were lucky enough to have several encounters with them.

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Sandhill crane junenile

sandhill crane


Grus canadensis pratensis
Arcadia, Florida
August 22, 2011

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Sandhill crane feathers - juvenile

sandhill crane


Grus canadensis pratensis
Arcadia, Florida

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Sandhill crane - irony

sandhill crane


Grus canadensis pratensis
Arcadia, Florida
August 22, 2011

The cranes were feeding on the lawn of a crane in "downtown" Arcadia. At one point, this adult walked in front of this sign.

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Sandhill crane - feeding

sandhill crane


Grus canadensis pratensis
Arcadia, Florida
August 22, 2011

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Red shoulder hawk

red shoulder hawk


Shark Valley

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Red shoulder hawk

red shoulder hawk


Shark Valley

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In flight entertainment

green parrot


Pierce Street, Hollywood, Florida

Near the burrowing owls is a small colony of green parrots.

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iBis

ibis


Sanibel Island

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Roseate spoonbill

spoonbill


Ding Darling, Sanibel Island

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Reptiles

Gator and gatorlets

gators


Green Cay
August 24, 2011

Gators are common in the wetlands of South Florida, but it is still always a thrill to see them - especially when there is a clutch of one day old hatchlings.

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Mom and nest

gators


Shark Valley
August 27, 2011

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Baby gator

gators


Shark Valley
August 27, 2011

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Camoflage

gators


Shark Valley
August 27, 2011

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Iggy

iguana
My parents live in a crazy neighborhood. This huge iguana was hanging out in the middle of the road and then wandered into their neighbor's yard.

Fillmore Street
Hollywood

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Gigantor

gators


Pierce Street, Hollywood, Florida

Of course, no Florida photo page would be complete without a shot of the Tokay geckoe that for many years graces my parents' wall on a nighty basis.

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Frogs

Frog

frog


Audubon

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Invertebrates

White peacock

butterfly
White peacock butterfly (Anartia jatrophae)
Myakka Lemur Reserve
August 23, 2011

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Florida jelly

jelly
Hollywood Beach

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Flora

Strangler fig

strangler

Ficus
46th Avenue, Hollywood

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Mangrove

mangrove


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Myakka Lemur Reserve

Lemur

lemur
Myakka Lemur Reserve
August 23, 2011

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Lemur

lemur
Myakka Lemur Reserve
August 23, 2011

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Monica and mememtos

lemur
Myakka Lemur Reserve
August 23, 2011

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Monica, Charles, and Bob

lemur
Myakka Lemur Reserve
August 23, 2011

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Bob

Bob

bob


Sanibel Island
August 22, 2011

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Landscapes

The Everglades

everglades


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A pier-ance of the beach the day of hurricane Irene

beach


Hollywood Beach

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Hollywood sunset

sunset


Hollywood Beach

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The Trip Itinerary: August 20 - August 27, 2011

+ August 20, 2011 - Arrive in Broward International from Calgary, via Houston

Upgraded to first class on both flights
Met by parents and drive to Hollywood

+ August 21, 2011 -

Dinner at Pilar

+ August 22, 2011 - Hollywood to Arcadia

Drive to West Coast of Florida
Sanibel Island - Ding Darling, Beach
Sandhill crane encounter - Arcadia, Floirda
Dinner at Chevy's
Stay at Holiday Inn, Arcadia

+ August 23, 2011 - Arcadia, Myakka, Hollywood

Myakka City Lemur Reserve - private tour (with much thanks to Monica Mogilewsky)
Myakka River State Park
Ride in world's largest (and slowest) airboat
Venice Audubon Society, Venice (the one in Florida)
Dinner at the Bonefish Restaurant, Naples
Drive home along Alligator Alley

+ August 24, 2011 - Hollywood

Green Cay
Lunch at Flakowitz
Wakodahatchie

+ August 25, 2011 - Hollywood

walk to the owls and parrots with Jerry
Dinner at home - crab cakes

+ August 26, 2011 - Hollywood

Walk along Hollywood Beach to check out surf in the wake of hurricane Irene

+ August 27, 2011 - Hollywood

Shark Valley - sparse with regard to birds
Dinner at Sugar Reef Restaurant - Hollywood Beach
Walk along the beach to the band stand, watch sunset

+ August 28, 2011 - Depart Broward for SFO

***With tremendous thanks, as always to my parents, Perle and Jerry

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Other relevant animals pages

+ Anhinga
+ Lemurs

Florida - links

+ Florida 2009
+ Green Cay 2009
+ Florida 2010
+ Florida 2011

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Created: August 31, 2011
Last modified: March 20, 2014
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu