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BIRDING IN DUVAL COUNTY

Thomas Birding in Jacksonville Florida. This website is about my latest birding highlights and lists with photos taken in Duval county Jacksonville Florida. Feel free to contact me thomas@jaxbirding.com if you have any Jacksonville birding questions. Learn more about my bird guiding service in Jacksonville Florida. Happy birding!


Leucistic Laughing Gull
Leucistic Laughing Gull
Mayport Boat Ramp - October 30, 2017
Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Hanna Park - September 24, 2017
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Hanna Park - September 23, 2017
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Reddie Point Preserve - September 17, 2017
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - September 6, 2017
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Blue Cypress Park - August 3, 2017
Common Eider
Common eider
Huguenot Park - June 9, 2017
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Spoonbill Pond - May 13, 2017
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Reddie Point - April 26, 2017
Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Hanna Park - April 22, 2017
Bachman's Sparrow
Bachman's Sparrow
Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve - March 26, 2017
Glaucous Gull
Glaucous Gull
Mayport Village Boatramp - March 12, 2017
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated sparrow
Seaton Creek Preserve - February 25, 2017
Field Sparrow
Field sparrow
Sheffield Regional Park - February 20, 2017
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
UNF Nature Park - January 15, 2017

BIRDING HIGHLIGHTS 2017

Duval County Year List: Photos

Great birding at Reddie Point Preserve this morning 60+ species. See checklist. - October 19, 2017

Rare Golden-winged Warbler at Cedar Point road today. See pictures from the checklist. - October 11, 2017

Fall warblers migration is in full swing. Last highlights were Black-throated Green Warbler yesterday and Blue-winged Warbler today at Theodore Roosevelt Area. - October 3, 2017

Twelve species of warblers in Hanna Park, including rare Wilson's Warbler. View checklist with photos. - September 24, 2017

Great birding at Reddie Point this morning, 45 species. Highlights were female Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Prothonotary Warbler. View complete checklist with photos. - September 17, 2017

Canada Warbler this morning at Theodore Roosevelt parking lot trees. I think it's a third time that Canada Warbler has been recorded in Duval County, lifer for me for sure. View checklist for photos. - September 16, 2017

Blackburnian Warbler this morning at Reddie Point Preserve, warblers fall migration is on. Other good birds were rare Cliff Swallow, Yellow-throated Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, 3 Red-headed Woodpeckers. View full checklist with photos. - September 6, 2017

Fall migration is starting to pick up. I saw 2 Yellow Warblers, Prairie Warbler, American Redstart, all together 40 species at Reddie Point this morning. View checklist with photos. - August 9, 2017

I finished "June Challenge" with 117 ABA countable birds seen, plus 3 exotics. Here is the checklist. - July 1, 2017

Julington-Dublin Preserve. Highlights were Bachman's Sparrows, Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue Grosbeak, Summer Tanager, Purple Martin, and Yellow-throated Vireos. Lots of Brown-headed Nuthaches all over the park. See checklist with photos. - June 17, 2017

Common Eider continues between Sandollars restaurant and Huguneot Park. Today I saw him by the parking lot river side in Huguenot. It's a nesting season in Huguenot park, thousands of Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns and Brown Pelicans are busy nesting in tunes. View checklist with photos. - June 9, 2017

Heritage Road Wetlands is a great hotspot for herons, egrets, spoonbills, storks, shorebirds, least terns. There were also 2 Reddish Egrets, one was a molting white morph. View checklist with photos. - June 6, 2017

I was birding at Seaton Creek Preserve this morning. Acadian Flycatcher was back on its nesting ground, and lots of Hooded Warblers all over the park. Take a look at checklist for photos. - June 3, 2017

I was birding all day for June Challenge and ended up with 92 species, visually saw 87. New yearbird was a Black-bellied Whistling Duck at Lem Turner road spray fields. - June 1, 2017

I was glad to find pair of Northern Bobwhites at Pumpkin Hill Preserve. Bobwhites have been there for years but they becoming increasingly harder to find. Least one pair was by the maintenance buildings this morning. - May 23, 2017

GLOBAL BIG DAY - May 13, 2017. 16 hour non-stop birding resulted 115 species. New personal Big Day record.

Great birding at Reddie Point this morning. Last night storm created fallout condition. Best birds were Magnolia and Chestnut-sided Warbler. Check out the checklist with photos - May 5, 2017

Spring migration is in it's high peak now, so far I have seen this year 200 birds in Duval County. Here is the Reddie Point checklist with photos this morning. - April 26, 2017

Great birding this morning. Highlights were Solitary Sandpiper, Rose-brested Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak at the Spanish Pond and Gull-billed Tern in Hanna Park.
Spanish Pond checklist with photos.
Hanna Park checklist with photos. - April 25, 2017

Singing Orchard Oriole at M&M Dairy this morning. Spring migration is in full swing. - April 23, 2017

Two rare Grasshopper Sparrows at Reddie Point this morning. All night rain created fallout condition in a morning. I had 12 species of warblers including 2 Prothonotary Warblers and first American Redstart.
View checklist for photos. - April 4, 2017

Spring migration is picking up. Here is my list of latest:
1. Worm-eating Warbler - Fort Caroline - 02 Apr 2017
2. Roseate Spoonbill - Theodore Roosevelt Area - 01 Apr 2017
3. Yellow-throated Vireo - Cedar Point Preserve - 01 Apr 2017
4. Red-eyed Vireo - Cedar Point Preserve - 01 Apr 2017
5. Eastern Kingbird - Sheffield Regional Park - 01 Apr 2017
6. Whimbrel - Huguenot Memorial City Park - 31 Mar 2017
7. Swallow-tailed Kite - Camp Milton Preserve - 25 Mar 2017

Rare Nashville Warbler showed up at Reddie Point Preserve this morning. Other highlights were two Common Loons and unexpected White-throated Sparrow, all together 47 species. See checklist with photos. - March 24, 2017

Rare but annual Glaucous Gull is at Mayport Village boatramp, reported first couple of days ago. Nice variarity of gulls and terns packed together in small space at Huguenot Park. There was also a Common Loon at lagoon side. - March 12, 2017

Highlight was a White-throated Sparrow at Seaton Creek Preserve. Canvasback and American Black Ducks continue at Perdue Pond. - February 25, 2017

Today's highlights were Rusty Blackbird at M&M and Field Sparrow at Sheffield Park, I needed them for my 2017 yearlist. Spring migration is about to start, exiting time. - February 20, 2017

American Pipits in Ringhaven Park baseball field today, just like last year. - February 10, 2017

Foggy and quiet morning with lots of bugs is a perfect weather to see marsh sparrows. I had couple of Nelson's Sparrows and Saltmarsh Sparrows in Huguenot Park marsh area this morning. - February 7, 2017

List of new yearbirds I have seen last 7 days:
1. Vesper Sparrow - 22 Jan 2017
2. American Avocet - 21 Jan 2017
3. Least Sandpiper - 21 Jan 2017
4. Brown-headed Cowbird - 18 Jan 2017
5. Wood Duck - 18 Jan 2017
6. Prairie Warbler - 18 Jan 2017
7. Chipping Sparrow - 18 Jan 2017
8. Northern Shoveler - 16 Jan 2017
9. Canvasback - 15 Jan 2017
10. Brown-headed Nuthatch - 15 Jan 2017

One of the best places to see locally rare Golden-crowned Kinglet right now is UNF Park, trail behind the lake. I had least 4 of them this morning mixed in yellow-rumps, chickadees and ruby-crowned kinglets. - January 15, 2017

Picking up the yearbirds one by one, so far 130 for the new year. Today I had a photo of Sedge Wren at Seffield Park, I saw a Sedge Wren also January 1'st in the same spot front lake bushy wooded area. - January 11, 2017

New Year BIG DAY. Ended a day with 109 species. Missed some what should've got but overall it was a good day out there. Here is my checklist. - January 1, 2017