Jacksonville Birding




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Bird Photos

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
White-throated Sparrow - 12-17-2014, Hanna Park
White-throated Sparrow
Hanna Park - December 17, 2014
Snow Geese 11-23-2014.jpg
Snow Geese
Sheffield Park - November 23, 2014
Wilson's warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - November 16, 2014
Common Eider
Common Eider
Huguenot Park - November 7, 2014
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - November 5, 2014
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Hanna Park - November 4, 2014
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
Reddie Point Preserve - Oct. 27, 2014
  • Birding Highlights
  • Updated: 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

Hundreds of Ruddy Turnstones and one single Purple Sandpiper at Fort Clinch park jetties. - December 29, 2014

Christmas Bird Count at Little Talbot Island. We found about 70 species. I added two new species to my 2014 county list: Surf Scoter (#247) and Pomarine Jaeger (#248). - December 27, 2014

Up close view at White-throated Sparrow in Hanna Park. - December 17, 2014

Greater White-fronted Geese are still at M&M Dairy field. - December 11, 2014

Many Gold Finches, Cedar Waxwings and American Robins were this morning at Reddie Point. Also I saw Horned Grebe. Winter season has started now. - December 7, 2014

Least four Nelson's Sparrows and one Saltmarsh Sparrow at Castaway Island Preserve. - December 1, 2014

ebird flagged American Bittern at Hanna Park this morning. - November 30, 2014

Big Talbot Spoonbill Pool had least 35 Northern Shovelers, Blue- and Green-winged Teals, 2 Gadwall, 3 Buffelheads, Hooded Mergansers, Horned Grebe. Other side of the road I saw at distance 3 Common Loons, 20 White Pelicans and 1 Snow Goose flying by. All together 60 species at Big Talbot together this morning. At Huguenot I found an American Avocet at lagoon side. Avocet is my new yearbird (#246). - November 27, 2014

Earlier Sightings

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