Look towards the sky and you may see large populations of migrating birds flying overhead from Central and South America as they head to their northern homes. Even birds need a resting spot especially when northern winds and precipitation confront them head on.
The Lighthouse Beach Park was the site of a recent “fallout”–a mass of birds exceptional in numbers and diversity. Hundreds of birds of various species were resting everywhere–in the trees, bushes and on the ground. The invasion was large enough to cause adrenaline spikes within the Sanibel birding community. And within minutes, dozens of binoculars and long range cameras appeared out of nowhere to catch the early morning phenomenon.
For the record, our resident birder reported finding four warbler species, two vireo species and three swallow species and is looking forward to more fallouts with even more spectacular species occurring later in the spring migration cycle.