Lark Sparrow!!

Today Marie and I were tooling around one of my favorite haunts – Eastport Wastelands – and decided to take a turn yet traveled there. The place is HUGE, so we haven’t covered most of it yet. No sooner did I get out the truck when this stunning Lark Sparrow flushed up and perched right…

19 Apr 2015 – Duval County 12 Day Big Year (12DBY)

Key April 12DBY target species: Migrants, migrants, and more migrants. Final April 12DBY results: 105 ABA countable species, 8 eBird checklists, and 3,489 individual birds observed. Best targets achieved: Glossy Ibis, Solitary Sandpiper, and Orchard Oriole Targets missed: Cape May Warbler Most unexpected species: Common Loon April’s 12DBY selection coincided with a Duval Audubon field…

Summary of the Winter Season – 2014-2015

Summary of the Winter Season 1 Dec 2014– 28 Feb 2015 Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam & St. Johns Counties Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” A county designation (in italics) accompanies the first-time listing of each site in this…

Happy Easter!

Marie and I decided to head out to Huguenot Memorial Park this morning for Easter sunrise. Strong winds have been coming out of the ENE for the last day or so, and temperatures dropped back into the low to mid 60’s. We were hoping to find some new birds at Huguenot but didn’t end up…

28 March 2015 – Duval County 12 Day Big Year (12DBY)

Key March 12DBY target species: Yellow-throated Vireo, Purple Martin, Northern Parula, Bachman’s Sparrow. Final March 12DBY results: 102 ABA countable species (1 non-countable), 10 eBird checklists, and 2,117 individual birds observed. Best targets achieved: Bachman’s Sparrow Targets missed: Cattle Egret Most unexpected species: Vesper Sparrow The plan for the March 12DBY was to start with Bachman’s…