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BIRD WATCHING IN DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA

Thomas

Hi, my name is Thomas, welcome to my birding website. Feel free to ask any bird related questions thomas@jaxbirding.com, if you are birding in Jacksonville area. I am also available for hire throughout the week as a Jacksonville Bird Guide. Thank you again for visiting my website and have a great birding.


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Rose-breasted Grosbeak, female - 4-24-2015, Reddie Point Preserve
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)
Reddie Point Preserve - April, 24, 2015
Bachman's Sparrow - 4-3-2015, Julington Creek Preserve
Bachman's Sparrow
Julington Creek Preserve - April 3, 2015
Marbled Godwit - 3-31-2015, Huguenot Park
Marbled Godwit
Huguenot Park - March 31, 2015
Snow Geese - 3-25-2015, Huguenot Park
Snow Geese
Huguenot Park - March 25, 2015
Nelson's Sparrow - 3-20-2015, Theodore Roosevelt Area
Nelson's Sparrow
Theodore Roosevelt Area - March 20, 2015
Saltmarsh Sparrow - 3-20-2015, Theodore Roosevelt Area
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Theodore Roosevelt Area - March 20, 2015
Seaside Sparrow - 3-20-2015, Theodore Roosevelt Area
Seaside Sparrow
Theodore Roosevelt Area - March 20, 2015
Clapper Rail - 3-20-2015, Theodore Roosevelt Area
Clapper Rail
Theodore Roosevelt Area - March 20, 2015
Pine Siskin - 3-8-2015, Julington Creek Preserve
Pine Siskin
Julington Creek Preserve - March 8, 2015
Western Kingbird - 3-3-2015, Huguenot Park
Western Kingbird
Huguenot Park - March 3, 2015
Sedge Wren - 3-3-2015, Fort Carolina
Sedge Wren
Fort Carolina - March 3, 2015
Baltimore Oriole - 2-26-2015, Jacksonville Zoo Picnic Area
Baltimore Oriole
Jacksonville Zoo - February 26, 2015
Pileated Woodpeckers - 1-22-2015, Blue Cypress Park
Pileated Woodpeckers
Blue Cypress Park - January 22, 2015
  • Birding Highlights
  • Updated: April 26, 2015

Not many birds at Reddie Point this afternoon but managed to see first Acadian Flycatcher (#205) between rain showers. Saw also one late Blue-headed Vireo - April 25, 2015

Another good morning at Reddie Point, 54 species including female and male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (#204) - April 24, 2015

Reddie Point had lots of birds in a morning, 10 species of warblers including 2 Blackball Warblers (#203) and 3 Cape May Warblers (#202). Also had Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 4 Baltimore Orioles, male Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Buntings. Spring migration is in full speed. - April 23, 2015

Spanish Pond had six Solitary Sandpipers (#196) and one Yellow Warbler (#197). After that I went to Reddie Point and saw two brilliant colored male Scarlet Tanagers (#198). Before sunset I went back to Reddie Point and saw Blue Grosbeak (#199) and Common Nighthawk (#200). Great day for birding. - April 21, 2015

Birds were active this morning, including Yellow-billed Cuckoo (#195) and Eastern Kingbird (#194) at Spanish Pond. - April 20, 2015

Prothonatary Warbler (#193) at Reddie Point, by the front gate smaller pond area. - April 19, 2015

Reddie Point was still good this morning. We got Black-throated Blue Warbler (#192), 2-3 Worm-eating Warblers, Painted and Indigo Buntings, even White-troated Sparrow was still here. - April 15, 2015

Ten species of warblers at Reddie Point this morning, including my first American Redstart (#191) - April 14, 2015

Flock of Indigo Buntings (#190) were at Reddie Point this afternoon. Also couple of male Painted Buntings with them. - April 13, 2015

Summer Tanager was calling by the Kingsley Plantation gate. New yearbird (#189) for me. - April 12, 2015

Gull-billed Terns (#188) are back in Huguenot. I saw one at lagoon side and two by the jetties. - April 8, 2015

Long-billed Dowichers (#186) resting in spoil area, large group, scoped from Ribault Monument. Peregrine Falcon (#187) flew over and scared them off for a moment. There were also lots of Northern Shovelers, Yellowlegs and couple of Black-necked Stilts. - April 7, 2015

Big Talbot Spoonbill Pond had Stilt Sandpiper (#185) hanging out with Dowicher and Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. Lots of Shovelers and Blue-winged Teals are still there. - April 6, 2015

First sighting of Least Terns (#184) Lots of them flying back and forth over the river at Reddie Point. Known location. - April 5, 2015

Lot of driving today to catch up with the birds what were seen but weren't in my 2015 list yet. At Julington Creek Preserve we got Bachman's Sparrows (#181), they were singing all over preserve. Swallow-tailed Kite gave us very nice overhead show. At Lem Turner Sod Farms we saw 5 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks (#182) flying over the field. Near Airport we saw Wild Turkey in its usual spot, and at Huguenot Park we had 2 Whimbrels (#183). - April 3, 2015

Hooded Warbler (#179) was singing by the Spanish Pond trail. Saw in few seconds in two different locations, must have been two birds out there. Two Great-creasted Flycatchers (#180) at Boone Park this afternoon. - April 1, 2015

Rare, but annual Marbled Godwit (#177) was still in Huguenot Park this morning. I saw it 11:30am and 5:45pm at lagoon side. Big Talbot Island Spoonbill pond have still lot of ducs and teals, also 2 Black-necked Stilts (#178). - March 31, 2015

First Shimney Swift (#176) at Reddie Point. - March 29, 2015

Glossy Ibises were gone from Spanish Pond in a morning, but heard Ovenbird (#174) sang once, and we had another one singing at Arboretum. Also Red-eyed Vireo was still singing at Arboretum, heard first Wednesday. Upper Arial trail section we had Worm-eating Warbler (#175). Warblers are coming! - March 27, 2015

Three Glossy Ibises (#173) at Spanish Pond at 6:35pm. I went there in a rain about an hour after Kevin's report. - March 26, 2015

Three Rough-winged Swallows (#172) in Hanna Park this morning. First sighting in this year. - March 26, 2015

Red-eyed Vireo (#170) was singing in Jacksonville Arboretum by the parking lot, first time heard them singing in this year. At Fort George Island we had Yellow-throated Vireo. Two Snow Geese where at Huguenot Park jetties. Odd place to see them mixed in with gulls. Also we saw in the same group my first two Sandwitch Terns(#171) - March 25, 2015

I got my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird (#169) at Blue Cyrus Park this morning. Also there were two Yellow-crowned Night-Herons - March 24, 2015

Pair of Wood Ducks at spanish Pond. - March 23, 2015

Sora was calling after sunset at Spanish Pond. Also heard Eastern Whip-poor-Wills 7:54pm and 8:10pm at distance. - March 21, 2015

Great morning for marsh sparrows at Theodore Roosevelt Area. Least 25 Seaside Sparrows (#166), 2 Nelson's Sparrows (#167) and 5 Saltmarsh Sparrows (#168). Check out my ebird checklist for photos. Weather conditions were perfect: very quiet, foggy and lots of gnats. - March 20, 2015

Eastern Whip-poor-Wills singing before sunrise also at Theodore Roosevelt Area. Started at 6:47 and the last one I heard 7:04. - March 18, 2015

I had Louisiana Watertrush (#164) this morning at Spanish Pond. They are going through our area now. After Spanish I went to Hanna Park and had 4 really bright Prarie Warblers(#165). Warblers are coming :) - March 17, 2015

Early in a morning before sunrise I went to Pumpkin Hill Preserve. First Eastern Whip-poor-Will (#161) started to call 6:50am, followed by other one. 10 minutes later Chuck-will's-Widow (#162) also called. All together I heard within 20 minutes 2 Whips and 3 Chucks. When I was about to leave also Northern Bobwhite (#163) called maintenance building territory. - March 16, 2015

Snow Geese (#160) continue at Imeson Rd field at westside. Three white and one dark morph. - March 8, 2015

Reddie Point had lots of birds this morning. I got 60 species. Wood Duck (#158) and Yellow-throated Vireo (#159) were new yearbirds for me. Yesterday I got also my first Barn Swallow (#157) in Hanna Park. - March 10, 2015

I found a new county bird for me, 2 Pine Siskins (#156) were at Julington Creek Preserve. Also I saw first Swallow-tailed Kite (#155) for this year there too. My first Painted Bunting (#153) for this year at Spanish Pond. Also I heard Sora (#154) at Spanish Pond. - March 8, 2015

Northern Parulas (#150) are back. They were singing all over the Reddie Point preserve. As I pulled into Reddie Point parking lot Sharp-shinned Hawk (#151) flow over, square tail clearly visible. At sunset I visited Theodore Roosevelt Area and found Great Horned Owl (#152) in its usual spot. - March 5, 2015

Western Kingbird continues at Huguenot Park. I saw the bird on top of shrubs near park entrance. Sedge Wren at Fort Carolina behind the fort. - March 3, 2015

First Purple Martin (#149) for this year at M&M today and Sheffeld Park had one Rusty Blackbird at the front trees. - March 1, 2015

Jacksonville Zoo had male and female Baltimore Oriole by the picnic area trees; new yearbird(#148) for me. - February 26, 2015

Three White-winged Scoters (#146) continues at Big Talbot Spoonbill Pond. Also Yellow-throated Warbler (#147) was at the Rebault Club; it was was still missing from my yearlist. - February 23, 2015

New yearbird Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (#145) at Ringhaver Park. - February 21, 2015

I went to Ringhaver Park this morning and had American Pipits(#143) at baseball field.
Afternoon I went to Hanna Park to do some seawatching. I found 2 Red-throated Loons(#144). Much smaller than Common Loon, body deeper in a water, small pointed little bit up-turned bill. - February 18, 2015

I went to T.Roosevelt at sunset to see if Great Horned Owl shows up, but no show tonight. On a way back I heard Eastern Screetch Owl calling. - February 12, 2015

Rare but annual Western Kingbird(#142) continues at Huguenot Park. Other new yearbirds for me were Piping Plover(#141) and 4 American Oystercatchers(#140). - February 10, 2015

First singing House Finch at Castaway Island this morning. - February 9, 2015

New yearbirds were Lesser Yellowlegs(#135) at M&M Dairy. Lots of Wilson's Plovers(#136) at Huguenot, Greater Scaup(#137) at Spoonbill Pond, White-crowned Sparrow(#138) at usual spot on Little Talbot Island, and Spotted Sandpiper(#139) by the Sandollar restaurant. - February 8, 2015

Leat 9 Rusty Blackbirds(#134) at the M&M Dairy today. - February 3, 2015

I was looking this morning for reported Pine Siskins at Seaton Creek Preserve but couldn't find them. Then I checked usual spot for Wild Turkeys and they were there. - January 30, 2015

Great birding this morning in Blue Cyress Park - 52 species within 2 hours. Lots of birds at the paved loop. Check out ebird checklist - January 22, 2015

Roseate Spoonbills are rare in January North East Florida but some birds stay over winter. Group up to 10 birds staying at Theodore Roosevelt marsh area now. - January 9, 2015

All day birding today. I ended up with 110 species. Here is my list with first sightings. - January 1, 2015

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