Whip Walks #2-4

The second Whip Walk of the year was at Betz Tiger Point on Monday, March 16th. Marie and I arrived a little early (around 6:30PM) to listen for things like Northern Bobwhite or Owls. We birded a little bit around Pumpkin Hill Road and found our way to the short fishing pier at Betz, where…

Nassau County 12DBY

Today was my March Nassau County Twelve Day Big Year day. We started at Amelia Island SP, totaling 32 quick species including several pairs of Wilson’s Plovers. After AISP, we spent most of the morning birding the south end of Egan’s Greenway (park behind the Residence Inn hotel) where the birds were quiet active on…

Whip Walk #1

This spring Marie and I are doing a series of “Whip Walks” around local parks the week of March 15th to search for Eastern Whip-poor-will. Roger Clark taught me years ago that this was the best week of the year to hear them singing, so I try to make the effort each year to get…

Thin Lizzy (aka the boy is back in town)

After spending the week in Minnesota for work (where I added Black-capped Chickadee, Hairy Woodpecker, and Dark-eyed Junco to my year list), I couldn’t wait to get back out to Huguenot Memorial Park when I got back to town. I arrived at Huguenot around 5:30PM this evening, where onshore winds were blowing and the sea…

Baker County Birding

On March 7, 2015, Marie and I spent the morning birding to the west of Duval County. Our main target species was Red-cockaded Woodpecker, a species we hadn’t seen in a couple of years and wanted to add to our year list. We headed out to Baker County and stopped at the Olustee Battlefield site,…