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).
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
1-6: Yellow-breasted Chat
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.