Catching up on the Spring Season

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything and quite honestly didn’t really expect to have many more items for the “Birding Jacksonville” site. Marie and I were planning on moving to Arizona in April, and then the pandemic hit…I won’t go into details or attempt any sort of “COVID coverage”, but in short our move…

Summary of the Summer Season – 2017

Summary of the Summer Season 1 Jun – 31 July, 2017 Duval County, FL Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” A county designation (in italics) accompanies the first-time listing of each site in this report. The precipitous decline of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks…

Summary of the Spring Season – 2017

Summary of the Spring Season 1 Mar – 31 May 2017 Duval County   Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” After a few years of significant numbers, Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks have declined again this year making them very scarce and localized in…

Summary of the Winter Season – 2016-2017

Summary of the Winter Season 1 Dec 2016– 28 Feb 2017 Duval County Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.”  This winter season was a particularly mild, even warm, one where we saw most residential lawns never go dormant, an 80F Christmas…

Summary of the Fall Season – 2016

Summary of the Fall Season 1 Aug – 30 Nov, 2016 Duval County, Florida Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” The Fall Season included the passage of Hurricane Matthew, which impacted Duval County 6-8 October with high winds, damaging storm surge,…

Summary of the Summer Season – 2016

Summary of the Summer Season 1 Jun – 31 July, 2016 Duval County, FL   Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks were fairly prolific breeders the last few summers in the Thomas Creek corridor, but their numbers were down…

Summary of the Spring Season – 2016

Summary of the Spring Season 1 Mar – 31 May 2016 Duval County   Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” A strong front with winds from the south on 27 March pushed many migrants north; on that day I observed several…

Summary of the Winter Season – 2015-2016

Summary of the Winter Season 1 Dec 2015– 29 Feb 2016 Duval County Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.”  The Winter season was a particularly good one for waterfowl, with 27 species noted in the county. Snow Goose were more numerous…

Summary of the Fall Season – 2015

Summary of the Fall Season 1 Aug – 30 Nov, 2015 Duval County, Florida Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” A county designation (in italics) accompanies the first-time listing of each site in this report.   The 2015 Fall Season was…

Summary of the Summer Season – 2015

Summary of the Summer Season 1 Jun – 31 July, 2015 Duval County Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” A county designation (in italics) accompanies the first-time listing of each site in this report. Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continued their stronghold in northwest…

Summary of the Spring Season – 2015

Summary of the Spring Season 1 Mar – 31 May 2015 Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam & St. Johns Counties   Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” A county designation (in italics) accompanies the first-time listing of each site in…

Summary of the Winter Season – 2014-2015

Summary of the Winter Season 1 Dec 2014– 28 Feb 2015 Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam & St. Johns Counties Sight-only observations are considered “reports”. Those supported by verifiable evidence (photographs, video or audio recordings, or specimens) are called “records.” A county designation (in italics) accompanies the first-time listing of each site in this…