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guerillafarmer99

Date

July 21, 2013 09:35 AM EDT

Description

Jason Sharp;
Fort De Soto, Pinellas County, Florida

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What

American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

Observer

guerillafarmer99

Date

July 21, 2013 09:46 AM EDT

Description

Jason Sharp;
Fort De Soto, Pinellas County, Florida

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Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Observer

jawinget

Date

December 24, 2013

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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Sanderling Calidris alba

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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wilson's plover Charadrius wilsonia

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii

Observer

vfazio

Date

January 15, 2014

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Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 29, 2013

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Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

the past

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Short-billed dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 29, 2013

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Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 27, 2013

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Eastern Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. carolinensis

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 27, 2013

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Ring-billed gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 29, 2013

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Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 27, 2013

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Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) Thalasseus maximus

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 29, 2013

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Observer

damonmoore

Date

December 26, 2013 01:55 PM EST

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What

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Pelecanus occidentalis

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

January 5, 2011

Description

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Genus: Pelecanus
Subgenus: Pelecanus
Species: P. erythrorhynchos

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Ardea herodias Ardea herodias

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

January 5, 2011

Description

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Ardea
Species: A. herodias

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Black Mangrove Avicennia germinans

Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) helps stabilize the shoreline, provide buffers from storm surges, trap debris and detritus brought in by tides, and provide feeding, breeding, and nursery grounds for a great variety of fish, shellfish, birds, and other wildlife.

Range: tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and on the Atlantic coast of tropical Africa, where it thrives on the sandy and muddy shores that seawater reaches

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Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

West Indian Sea Egg (Tripneustes ventricosus) is a type of sea urchin. The gonads of the West Indian sea egg are traditionally consumed in the West Indies and often fished for. They primarily feed on algae.

Range: Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida

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What

Porcupinefishes (Family Diodontidae) Family Diodontidae

Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

Pufferfish (Tetraodontidae) mainly feed on the algae that grows on the rocks and coral and also the invertebrates that inhabit these areas. Large species of puffer fish will also eat shellfish such as shrimp and crabs and molluscs. When the puffer fish is threatened it inflates it's body with air exposing the long, sharp, toxic spikes which normally intimidates the predator into retreating. If an animal does manage to eat the puffer fish, it will often be poisoned by the toxins in the spikes or the toxin that is released from the organs of the puffer fish when it dies.

Range: warmer, coastal waters around the world.

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Queen palm tree Family Arecaceae

Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

Queen Palm Tree (Syagrus romanzoffiana) Grow creamy flowers on a green stalk that grows underneath its leaves. In the early winter a green fruit will appear that will turn orange as it matures. This fruits, also called “dates”, have round shape and are about 1 inch long with one single seed inside. The Queen Palm fruit smells nice but is not editable. When dates fall to the ground they create sticky piles of rotting fruit that attract disagreeable insects

Range: It is native to the South American woodlands of Brazil and Argentina, but can flourish in most tropical climates.

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East Indian fig tree Ficus benghalensis

Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

East Indian Fig Trees (ficus benghalensis) --better known as Banyan Trees-- have unique fruit structures and are dependent on fig wasps for reproduction. The seeds of banyans are dispersed by fruit-eating birds. The seeds germinate and send down roots towards the ground.

Range: grows in India and adjacent countries. It prefers areas of high humidity and moist soils

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East Pacific red octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

The East Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens) is a bottom-dwelling species that lives in habitats that range from the shallow intertidal zone to waters of depths up to about 900 feet. The East Pacific red octopus can change its color and pattern readily, enabling it to blend into surrounding seascapes and avoid detection by predators and prey.

Range: the coastal waters of the eastern Pacific, along the west coast of North America.

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What

Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens

Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

The Coral Honeysuckle begins flowering at the beginning of March and maintains a full bloom appearance well into April. It will replace its bright red trumpets with bright red berries starting in midsummer, and these persist well into the fall. Their berries also serve as primary food for hummingbirds.

Range: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV), CAN (ON, QC)

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American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana

Observer

whitemk10

Date

October 9, 2013

Description

The seeds of American beautyberry are an important food source for birds, small mammals, and at least 10 species of birds feed on the fruit,
especially northern bobwhite. The fruit is also eaten by raccoon,
opossum, and gray fox, and white-tailed deer. It also provides environmental protection for small animals and birds.

Range: (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA)