Seasonal Reports

Here you’ll find the seasonal reports for Northeast Florida from 2013 through the winter of 2017. In 2017, I took on more responsibility in other areas, started my master’s thesis and dropped doing these. I doubt I’ll ever get back to them unless I do more bite-sized chunks of monthly reports.

Seasons are winter (December-February), spring (March-May), summer (June-July), and fall (August-November).

Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Fall 2013

Summer 2016
Summer 2015
Summer 2014
Summer 2013

Spring 2017
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013

Winter 2016-2017
Winter 2015-2016
Winter 2014-2015
Winter 2013-2014

I’ve also summarized some highly sought-after target species and dates based on historic patterns below. Some of these are not to be expected necessarily, but are worth keeping in mind for the very ambitious birder.

January
1 – Look for Red-throated Loons throughout the month
6-21: Brown Creeper

February
1-14: Manx and Audubon’s Shearwater

March
10-21: Greater White-fronted Goose
12-18: Eastern Whip-poor-will

April
1-21: Broad-winged Hawk
10-12: Upland Sandpiper
22: Common Nighthawk arrive
21-30: Bobolink

May
1-6: Yellow-breasted Chat
8-28: Pelagics

June
Vagrant flycatchers and breeding species

July
4-20: Louisiana Waterthrush
17-30: Black Terns
27: American Redstart

August
15-22: Cliff and Bank Swallow
20-22 Sept: Long-tailed Jaeger

September
1-14: American Golden-Plover, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper
20: Least Flycatcher (Reddie Point Preserve)
28 – 8 Oct: Nashville Warbler

October
1-9: Philadelphia Vireo
1-31: Franklins’ Gull
10-22: Long-billed Curlew
22 – Nov 20: Snowy Plover – north LTISP
28-Nov 10: Chimney Swifts

November
1-14: Franklin’s Gull
3-14: Red-breasted Nuthatch
18-22: Seawatch for migrating ducks (Long-tailed, Green-winged Teal)
10-28: Snow Goose; Greater White-fronted Goose

December
Lapland Longspurs, Snow Bunting, Purple Sandpiper, and white-winged gulls – all at Huguenot Memorial Park.

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