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8/18/2018

 Swallow Tailed Kite Update

 

Check out the migration of "Sarasota"

tagged last spring with partial funding provided by 

Friends of the Carlton

Friends of the Carlton in recent years have been helping fund Swallow-tailed Kite research with two grants totaling $1200. The kites have been sighted nesting in the Carlton Reserve. The Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) has attached tracking devices to two birds from the Carlton. View maps of their flights to Central and South America and read more about ARCI on the web at ARCI  or on Facebook.

Photos provided by Hans Mooyman

 

 

"Carlton" is the name given to the swallow tailed kite tagged in the Reserve June 14, 2016. Another kite tagged in 2017 was named "Sarasota." Local Audubon groups and the Friends of the Carlton and local Audubon groups donated $2000 to help track and these birds as they migrate 10,000 miles through Central America to and from the rainforests of Brazil.

 

Click here to read more.

 

 

Photo by Will Randall

 

 Reserve visitors are sighting Swallow Tailed Kites in the Reserve, Spring, 2017

 

Joe Saladino got this shot near Myakka River State Park

 

Birds of the Carlton Reserve Brochure

 

VIEW: 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4P_NhFlb5w  
BBC2 - The Great British Parakeet Invasion

 

 

 SEE BILL HEYD'S BIRDING GALLERY

 

The T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve was purchased in the 1982 for public water source and for conservation of open lands and passive recreation that is environmentally benign.

It is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail and home to over 150 species of birds.

Go To Sarasota County Events Calendar to find guided birding activities or visit the Carlton anytime and explore fine birding opportunities in a wilderness environment that abuts the officially designated Wild and Scenic Myakka River.

Membership:

Russ@carltonreserve.org

President:

BobO@carltonreserve.org

Information & Website

Sherm@carltonreserve.org

 Park Naturalist:

Debbie Blanco 

dblanco@scgov.net

 

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Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

Field Guide.pdf
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Counter set 03/24/2015

Friends of the Carlton

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not for profit corp.