Sheila’s Birding Notes for May, Early weeks have the migration continuing, with solitary sandpipers a possible species. Anhinga are abundant. The home-sites of red-cockaded woodpeckers are full of activity. Northern mockingbird, brown thrasher, and Eastern towhee are busy feeding their young. At the end of the month, wading birds either increase their nesting activities, or abandon their sites if water levels aren’t appropriate. Most of the American robins, cedar waxwings, and other Winter species have departed. With luck, purple gallinules might now be seen.
*Sheila Willis is a Native American Naturalist who grew up around the Okefenokee Swamp and is currently writing a Birding Guide to the Greater Okefenokee Area. Sheila was kind enough to share her Birding Calendar with us.