I am having a wonderful time at the 15th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. Instead of going into the gory details at this moment, when I have been on the move constantly for three days straight and seeing lots of birds and birders and getting very little sleep, I figured I would just share some of my favorite intimate bird images from the festival so far.

Remember that all of these birds, like the Common Gallinule to the left, are wild and free to go about their business. The relative tameness of many Florida birds is one of the many reasons to come birding in this marvelous destination for wildlife.


Little Blue Heron

Red-shouldered Hawk

American Bittern

Sandhill Crane

Great Blue Heron

White Ibis

Cattle Egret

10,000 Birds is a Scrub Jay-level sponsor of the 15th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.