Birds in the Neighborhood


Green Heron
This is a selection of birds that
we have seen here in the
Tarpon Point Marina neighborhood

Photos here were gathered from
non-copyright web pages, they
are not my own photos unless
identified as such.

The various herons are
some of our favorites.

Great Blue Heron

Tri Colored Heron

Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret

Reddish Egret

Glossy Ibis
Egrets and Ibis
are some of the most
common of other
wading birds
in the hood.

American White Ibis
We have many birds of prey


Red Shouldered Hawk

Bald Eagle
But other water fowl and waders abound

Common Merganser

There was a pair of hooded mergansers hanging out at the little pond in Tarpon Estates for a couple of weeks last year.
We hope to see them again one day.

Hooded Merganser (Male)
(Robert Steiner painting)

Wood Stork
These large birds can be seen around
the lake at Tarpon Gardens most of the winter
Wood Stork

Wood Stork 
With a face only a mother could love
Brown Pelican
We have not seen a Roseate Spoonbill
here in the immediate neighborhood
but it is a popular wish-list spotting for
birders who visit SW Florida for
obvious reasons.  Just look...

We have seen this bird near
Lover's Key State Park
and when visiting Sanibel

Roseate Spoonbill 

Cormorants and Anhingas are both
diving birds that swim and hunt fish.

Both birds commonly sit at the
waterside and spread their
wings to dry them.

The anhinga has a pattern
that is quite striking the first
time you encounter one.

We see these in the lake
around Tarpon Gardens

devil bird or snake bird 

Moorhen or Marsh Hen 
This page is still under construction,
growing intermittently
as I think of new additions.