You read that title correctly. The long-awaited fall migration has begun! How do we know this? In the NSLH region, we had a supposed sighting of a Palm Warbler, a common winter resident in Florida. In that same region wild Mallards along with a Tree Swallow seen. A Roseate Spoonbill topped all of it off. All of these are fall migrants, with most of them being birds that stay for the winter.
This marks an exciting time of year. We at Orlando Birding are looking forward to the return of the Palm Warblers, Hooded Mergansers, and the Cedar Waxwings. Along with these common birds, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Wilson’s Snipe, and many other waterfowl and sandpiper species could be recorded. And when you tie vagrancy into this event, well, anything is possible!
Keep your eye out for some fall migrants passing through your area. If you see any, do not hesitate to report sightings here. We wish you the best of luck on your fall birding adventures!