Species

This page serves as an index to each of 420 species accounts. 

These accounts consist of every species that has known to have occurred in the county (plus a few hypotheticals). It also includes historical information on each. 

As of July 2020, I’ve gone back through a full review of each of the 420 species and updated them again. This is the second full revision since the first full publication in 2013. 

Waterfowl    (42 species accounts) Updated 28 June 2020.

Grouse, Quail, & Allies   (3 species accounts) Updated 16 June 2020.

Loons and Grebes   (9 species accounts) Updated 16 June 2020.

Petrels and Shearwaters   (7 species accounts) Updated 17 June 2020.

Storm-Petrels   (3 species accounts) Updated 17 June 2020.

Tropicbirds   (2 species accounts) Updated 17 June 2020.

Storks   (1 species account.) Updated 17 June 2020.

Frigatebirds and Sulids  (4 species accounts) Updated 18 June 2020.

Cormorants, Anhingas, and Pelicans (5 species accounts) Updated 19 June 2020.

Herons, Ibis, and Allies   (18 species accounts) Updated 25 June 2020.

Vultures, Hawks, and Allies   (19 species accounts) Updated 28 June 2020.

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies   (9 species accounts) Updated 19 June 2020.

Limpkin   (1 species account) Updated 19 June 2020. 

Cranes   (1 species account) Updated 19 June 2020. 

Shorebirds   (44 species accounts) Updated 26 June 2020. 

Skuas and Jaegers  (4 species accounts) Updated 19 June 2020. 

Alcids   (4 species accounts) Updated 19 June 2020.

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers   (29 species accounts) Updated 11 July 2020.

Pigeons and Doves   (6 species accounts) Updated 20 June 2020

Parrots  (7 species accounts) Updated 30 June 2020

Cuckoos   (3 species accounts) Updated 20 June 2020.

Owls   (8 species accounts) Updated 21 June 2020.

Nightjars  (4 species accounts) Updated 21 June 2020

Swifts   (1 species account) Updated 20 June 2020.

Hummingbirds   (5 species accounts) Updated 21 June 2020.

Kingfishers   (1 species account) Updated 16 June 2020.

Woodpeckers   (10 species accounts) Updated 25 June 2020.

Falcons   (4 species accounts) Updated 19 June 2020.

Tyrant Flycatchers   (17 species accounts) Updated 4 July 2020.

Vireos   (7 species accounts) Updated 23 June 2020.

Jays, Crows, and Lark   (5 species accounts) Updated 24 June 2020.

Martins and Swallows   (7 species accounts) Updated 23 June 2020.

Chickadees, Titmice, and Nuthatches   (5 species accounts) Updated 26 June 2020.

Treecreepers   (1 species account) Updated 16 June 2020.

Wrens   (5 species accounts) Updated 24 June 2020.

Gnatcatchers and Kinglets   (3 species accounts) Updated 20 June 2020.

Thrushes   (8 species accounts) Updated 28 June 2020.

Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers   (3 species accounts) Updated 16 June 2020.

Pipits   (2 species accounts) Updated 15 June 2020.

Waxwings   (1 species account) Updated 19 June 2020.

Longspurs and Snow Buntings   (3 species accounts) Updated 22 June 2020.

Wood-Warblers   (39 species accounts) Updated 9-13 July 2020.

Sparrows and other Emberizids   (23 species accounts) Updated 2 July 2020.

Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Allies   (11 species accounts) Updated 26 June 2020.

Blackbirds and Orioles   (14 species accounts) Updated 25 June 2020. 

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies   (7 species accounts) Updated 21 June 2020.

Starlings and Myna   (2 species accounts) Updated 15 June 2020.

 

View two pdf versions of Duval County Checklists, one from 1983 and the other from 2005.

1983 Birds of Duval County

Duval County Bird Checklist

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