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New birding trail in eastern Grand Bahama‏
By Erika Gates
Nov 8, 2011 - 2:16:35 PM

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The American Golden Plover (Pluvialis Dominica)is a very rare transient throughout the Bahamas

Hello, Birders!

We are excited about a new birding trail on Eastern Grand Bahama. A member of our Grand Bahama Birding Group, Rudy Sawyer, has been busy travelling out east for many weekends now in a quest to discover interesting birding sites. Rudy shared many of his findings with me and sent me an amazing number of his bird pictures (one of them even a "lifer" for me - an American Golden Plover!!) Hope to put him on my list soon!

The trail leads along the coastline and traverses coppice, pineforest, mangroves and beach habitat. It also leads through the local community of McCleans Town where there is ample habitat for woodpeckers!

Female Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides Villosus) Woodpeckers use their stiff tail feathers as props while clinging to tree bark and their chisel-like bills to excavate wood-boring beatles and insects

Rudy is not able to contain himself any longer and wants to introduce his treasure to us first! We decided to have our November fieldtrip go out east and hope that you will join us. We will meet on Saturday, Nov. 26th at 7:30 am in the parking lot at Thompson Real Estate at the Reef Golf Course. Garden of the Groves will sponsor the transportation and I will have a bus available. Rudy is going to arrange lunch for us in advance at a local restaurant (please bring $ 10.00 to cover lunch). Reserve early - Only 13 places available!

Good birding!


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