Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of North Americas premier birding sites. It lies on popular Sanibel Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, just off of Fort Myer in southwestern Florida. With our friends Gary and Rosie, it was the Troutbirders second visit there after a previous trip in 2010. On that March trip we had wanted to see our beloved Minnesota Twins in spring training. Take a look at a few of the many birding highlights, all photographed by Mrs. T. (Click on photographs to enlarge)
There were waders and divers flying all around and beyond the small sandspit lots of small shorebirds (peeps) I couldn't identify with my binoculars.
The world record migrator. This Red Knot has left southern Argentina, is resting in southern Florida, on his way to the Artic for breeding season.
The White Pelicans lining up for a Conga Dance
An immature Little Blue Heron who was working the shoreline to pickup up bugs and was too busy to notice us.