21 hours of driving, but we are all secure in our hotel room in Orlando, Florida. The drive down was uneventful, but some good birds were found along the way (and I finally got to call Corey and brag to him about it for once!)
We had no birds in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., because it was dark. Oh well.
An early morning stop for gas at the Virginia/North Carolina border yielded one bird species for Virginia, American Crow.
North Carolina had a few more birds, but nothing spectacular: Rock Dove, Canada Goose, European Starling, American Crow, Great-Blue Heron, Northern Mockingbird and Turkey Vulture.
In South Carolina, we added Black Vulture, House Sparrow, Common Grackle, Red-tailed Hawk and a brief glimpse at my life American Swallow-tailed Kite on the South Carolina Side of the SC/Georgia border.
Georgia added more of the same, with plentiful Boat-tailed Grackles and Laughing Gulls at every rest stop. Also both Great and Snowy Egrets and numerous Osprey.
Of course the real reason we are here is Florida and we have only had a glimpse of what is here. Danika spotted yet another American Swallow-tailed Kite, which I got a brief glimpse of (I was driving at 75 mph, tough to bird at the same time). Of course, their are lots of Anhingas flying around, and Danika spotted a group of 3 Sandhill Cranes in one of those roadside ponds.
The next couple of days will be a combination of Theme Parks and Birding, followed by 3 days of Birding in SW Florida, the Camera is ready and so are we.