10000 Birds – Waking to Bird Song

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park reminds me of a commercial that used to be on local television, the tagline of which went something like: long name, amazing results. That’s how I felt about birding at T.H. Stone.

My husband and I had been fishing nearby for most of the day, making the short 45 minute hop over to the state park near Port St. Joe in Northwest Florida. We arrived about 30 minutes before darkness – just enough time to set up our tent in our reserved campsite before heading out once again for dinner. Our location was gorgeous, surrounded by live oak and slash pine trees. Through the woods we had the bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, sandy trails weaving between the two. Though we were technically in the Eastern Time Zone, we camped so close to the line that our cell phones continually switched back and forth between Eastern and Central.

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