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Updated: 11/24/2013 11:10:08AM

Early birds get birds-eye view of nature

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PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY ROSSHEIM

Team Spoonbill from Venice High is No. 1! The students viewed 43 bird species, the most of any other team, at the Nov. 9 Bird-A-Thon at the Celery Fields in Sarasota. Team members are (from left): students Brandon Stevens, Hanna Bae, Jack Simeone, Virginia Cook, Courtney Kern, Birding Guide Rick Greenspun, and students Leila Jean-Mary and Natalie Johnson.

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Zack Ziemke, left, and Luis Cañas look through binoculars during the Bird-A-Thon. Both boys are Venice High students from Team Ducks.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY ROSSHEIM

Two teams of students participated in the Bird-A-Thon Nov. 9: Team Spoonbill and Team Ducks.

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Luis Cañas looks through the Zeiss photoscope.

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Roseate Spoonbill seeks prey at the Celery Fields.

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The Northern Harrier hawk was seen during the Bird-A-Thon.

By BARRY ROSSHEIM

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The Venice High School Zoology Club participated in a Celery Field Bird-A-Thon competition, sponsored by Sarasota Audubon Society and Around the Bend Nature Tours. It is hoped the Bird-A-Thon will be an annual event.

The Bird-A-Thon was held Saturday morning, Nov. 9, at the Celery Fields, a Sarasota County wetland birding hotspot located at 6800 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota.

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