BirdQuest 2016 Results
On October 4, staff with the Stoddard Bird Lab roamed Tall Timbers to log as many different species as possible for BirdQuest 2016. Elliot Schunke, Dave McElveen, Madison Yablonski, and Jim Cox kept a brisk pace from dawn until 5 PM. They hoped to see 80+ species, but fell a bit short at 76. Missing from the list are several migratory songbirds, hawks and shorebirds. The frontal system that passed through the previous week brought many migratory birds to the region, but most had moved on by the time BirdQuest 2016 took flight. Despite this, the group managed to secure support to help with the lab’s work on Brown-headed Nuthatch and other declining species of birds. And it’s not too late to contribute! Just navigate to the BirdQuest pledge form to lend whatever level of support you can.
Friday, October 28 | Fall Field Day at Senah Plantation
Senah Plantation is one of the original Albany area plantations located on the banks of the Flint River in Lee County, Georgia. This historic, diverse, and beautiful property has undergone a transformation under new ownership. Senah’s 8,411 acres consist of about 5,500 acres of quail woods and 1,000 acres of irrigated row crops, along with timber land and river swamp. The primary objective at Senah is wild quail hunting, however timber production and quality deer management are also important. Senah was the site of a wild quail translocation conducted by Tall Timbers from 2012-2014, with impressive results. And importantly, a portion of the property is in a conservation easement. Registration now open; register here.
Roaming the Red Hills Complete Video by WFSU-TV
Over the course of ten adventures, we explore the Red Hills of south Georgia and north Florida. It’s a region shaped by a rich ecology, starting with a large, privately owned longleaf forest, maintained through fire for the purpose of quail hunting, but beneficial to many species. From there we head down to the Red Hills’ rivers and lakes, and the wildlife within them. We also explore our rural heritage, where local agriculture still thrives.
Here we have collected all of our Roaming the Red Hills EcoAdventures. Tall Timbers provided funding for this video series. To view the complete video click here.