Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wildlife Species of HMCC Everglades Expedition

Red-throated Loon
White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Magnificent Frigatebird
Double-crested Cormorant
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Reddish Egret
Great Blue Heron
“white” form of Great Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron  
White Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Red-breasted Merganser
American Coot
Common Moorhen
Pied-billed Grebe
Green-winged Teal
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Red-shouldered Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Bald Eagle
Short-tailed Hawk
Northern Harrier
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Barred Owl
Barn Owl
Semipalmated Plover
Western Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Wood Stork
Belted Kingfisher
American Crow
Pileated Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Black Skimmer
Forester’s Tern
Royal Tern
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated warbler
Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow?


West Indian Manatee
Atlantic Bottlenosed Dolphin
Whale species? (heard groan, blowhole and large silhouette within 40 yards of shore on New Year’s Eve along Gulf of Mexico @ approximately 2100 hours)(possibly more than one passing)


American Crocodile
American Alligator
Green Treefrog
Southern Leopard Frog
Brown Anole
Brown Water Snake
Eastern Garter Snake
Eastern Indigo Snake
Corn Snake
Florida Cottonmouth
Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake

Hawk Mountain Conservation Corps Everglades Expedition of 2011-2012


  1. What a great adventure/expedition. My hat's off to all of you for a successful project and for the spectacular videos that allowed us all to share the trip with you. I only wish I could have gone along with you. I have also canoed some of those waters; one of the great natural areas in the world.

  2. Well waderingdoc I believe we atleast need to get you along on a canoe trek this spring around the mountain!