12 Sept 2015 – September Duval County Twelve Day Big Year (12DBY):

Key September 12DBY target species: Migrant warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, thrushes, and “grass pipers” Final September 12DBY results: 10 eBird checklists, 3 new 12DBY species Best targets achieved: Upland Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Most unexpected species: Baird’s Sandpiper! As I said at the conclusion of last month’s 12DBY update, my strategy for September would hinge on whether to seek “staked out” grass…

Fall eBird Workshop and Field Trip Series

Are you a bird watcher that has thought about using eBird but need a little help or motivation? Or maybe you’re already using eBird and would like to learn more about how it works, what it’s used for, or how you can take your eBirding to the next level? Either way, regular use of eBird…

Thrushes

Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis We enjoy Eastern Bluebirds year-round in the Jacksonville area, where they are very evenly distributed throughout Duval County. The earliest record of the species comes from Sam Grimes, who documented a nest with four eggs on 6 April 1930 (Howell, 1932, p. 366). Today they are still a common breeding species…