Getting to Seventy

70. When one thinks of the number 70, things that often come to mind are a grandparent’s age, Mark McGwire shattering Roger Maris’s single season home run record in 1998, how long it takes for a copyright to expire, the weird clothes, recreational drugs and classic music from the 1970’s, or even the fact that…

Hairy Highlights Record Setting Seven Pecker Day

On Sunday, February 22, 2016, Roger Clark and I had a record setting day in Duval County history – we observedĀ seven species of woodpecker in the county in a single day! Our day started at Perdue Pond Wildlife Area, where we tried to locate the American Black Ducks without success. Our eBird list quietly included…

A quick update

Well, I’ve finally finished weaving back all the historical records into the species narratives for everything I have data on, except the Warblers. I’m now going to focus on this last group and then all the species will be accounted for! I haven’t counted them up yet, but I know it’s over 375 individual species…

Wood-Warblers Family: Parulidae

OvenbirdĀ Seiurus aurocapilla I only found one historical report of an Ovenbird in reviewing decades of published observations; it was of one reported by Julie Cocke on 28 May 1989 (Stevenson & Anderson, 1994). Ovenbirds are essentially an early fall to summer species, but can be incredibly uncommon in winter. In spring, they tend to arrive…