Florida Rookeries

These images were obtained from a 2014 Florida Rookery trip near Sarasota at Roberts Bay islands and the Dot-Dash colony at the mouth of the Braden River.  Three small islands represent an important colony for 800-1,000 pairs of brown pelicans, Great blue herons and great egrets, and about 140 pairs of wood storks among more than 1,000 pairs of wading birds.  Mostly Osprey were photographed at Blue Cypress Lake were the Audobon Society just reported 287 nesting pairs.