12-05-2001

Arrival at Miami International Airport before 3 p.m., but not inside our car before 4:30 p.m. We left Miami a.s.a.p. on our way to our first twitch: Cave Swallow, which we located under a couple of bridges just north of Homestead. Immediately followed by driving to a site for Smooth-billed Ani near Florida City, where the Florida Turnpike ends and becomes the US 1. This site, which is known to be reliable, did not render our target species and provided us with only a few common ones. We went straight on to Key Largo where we only encountered our first Common Nighthawks (fantastic birds!), due to the oncoming darkness. The rest of the evening we drove to Marathon, where we spent de night in a motel.