Thick-billed Vireo in Dania Beach, Florida

Thick-billed VireoFor the third time in four years a Thick-billed Vireo is being seen here in south Florida. The species is native to the Bahamas, but an occasional individual manages toBlack-whiskered Vireo stray across the Gulf Stream to the Florida coast. This one likes feeding in a favorite gumbo limbo tree at John U. Lloyd SP in Dania Beach and doesn’t seem at all fazed by the roar of the jets overhead taking off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A Black-whiskered Vireo is frequenting the same tree.

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