Imeson Center

Google Map to Imeson Parking: There are no parking lots in this industrial complex designated for visitors or recreation. Traffic tends to be very light, so much of the birding can be done from your vehicle. The warehouses do have parking lots and you can try parking in one of them or along the side…

Cuckoos

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoos typically arrive the first week of April and are more abundant the last two weeks of the month when they really start arriving in higher numbers; they also tend to be a little more vocal then and thus easier to find. That time of year, they can be found along…

Vultures, Hawks, and Allies

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Black Vultures are a year-round, resident breeding species throughout the county and they are fairly uniformly distributed. They are not the predominant vulture species along the coast and you’re more likely to see Turkey Vultures at places like Huguenot Memorial Park or Hanna Park, but you can scope them over Big Talbot…

ABB

No, it isn’t a typo and this isn’t about the American Birding Association (ABA). It’s about the mindset of “Always Be Birding”. Anyone that has seen James Foley and David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” probably recalls the pivotal scene in the movie where one of the lead characters delivers one of the most memorable diatribes…

June Challenge

The June Challenge originated in Alachua County, and is a pretty well-known birding “competition” throughout the state of Florida. I think it’s ten or eleven years old now, and perhaps it’s time to consider a few changes to the “rules”. First, let me say I think the friendly competition is a great thing because it…

Owls

Welcome to the Owls page. “Owls in Jacksonville” (or something similar) is one of the most popular keyword searches that brings visitors to the site. I hope you find the information you’re after here, and if you don’t – drop me a note using the form below. I’d love to make this page as informative…