Like many birders, I’ve been keeping journals, notes, lists, and ideas for many years. My intention has been to one day write a book called something like “A Birdwatcher’s Guide to Duval County, Florida”, and I will still pursue that dream along the way. In addition to gathering information on local hotspots and bird records, I’ve completed research on the history of birding in the area going back 100 years or more, and one day I’d like to compile that all into one book.
In the meantime, technology enables us to do wonderful things and I feel compelled to share the knowledge I have with anyone that is interested. I’ve had some great mentors over the years, and have learned much about the area – hot spots, abundance, occurrence, and the like. These are things that I feel you can’t really get just from looking at eBird reports, and I’m happy to share them with you.
With the exception of the county checklists (Pdf and images), anything and everything on this site is my own original writing and material; anything that is quoted or referenced is done with proper credit and citation. I take plagiarism very seriously and frown upon other sites that shamelessly just copy and paste other people’s work onto their pages – especially without proper credit or reference.
Having said that, I will just ask that people consider my ambition of one day publishing a book that will contain much of what will be on this site. Please respect that and don’t plagiarize the content, thoughts, ideas, layout, photos, or text for other purposes – especially for profit. If you want to refer to any of this information, please just properly cite it and give credit to the author (me!).