Book update

Ok, I just posted the initial draft of the Sparrows! Whew – 22 species accounts in that section took me awhile. All I have left now are the Warblers (yeah, that’s “all”). However, as I’ve mentioned I spent all summer and much of the fall doing some deep research and accumulated a wealth of historical data…

Sparrows and other Emberizids

Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus There is one record of Green-tailed Towhee in county history, a bird recorded by Samuel Ewing at Little Talbot Island State Park on the morning of 3 March 2016. I spoke with Sam that evening at the location and he said he came across the bird quite by accident; he walked the…

11 Oct 2015 – October Duval County Twelve Day Big Year (12DBY):

Key October 12DBY target species: Migrant warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, thrushes, and Franklin’s Gull Final October 12DBY results: 5 eBird checklists, 5 new 12DBY species Best targets achieved: Franklin’s Gull, Veery, Swainson’s Thrush Most unexpected species: Roseate Spoonbill at Westside Industrial Park New 12DBY species: Franklin’s Gull, Veery, Swainson’s Thrush, Tennessee Warbler, Scarlet Tanager Summary: October’s 12 DBY was targeted…