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.

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

1-14: Manx and Audubon’s Shearwater

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

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

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

Vagrant flycatchers and breeding species

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

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

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

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

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

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

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