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Thomas Hi, my name is Thomas. I'm birding in duval county daily bases. This website is about my birding activities in Duval county. Check out also my other website www.countyBirding.com for Florida birding videos and more information.

If you have any Jacksonville birding questions feel free to email me thomas@jaxbirding.com. If you are out of state birder and looking for a bird guide in Jacksonville are then I'm happy to help.

White-throated Sparrow - 12-17-2014, Hanna Park
White-throated Sparrow
Hanna Park - December 17, 2014
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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
Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Fort George Island - Oct. 17, 2014
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Reddie Point Preserve - Oct. 5, 2014
Magnolia Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - Oct. 5, 2014
Blue-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Theodore Roosevelt Area - Sept. 26, 2014
Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - Sept. 24, 2014
Prothonatary Warbler
Prothonatary Warbler
Reddie Point Preserve - Sept. 17, 2014
Eastern Wood-pewee at Reddie Point
Eastern Wood-pewee
Reddie Point Preserve - Sept. 9, 2014
Rosy-faced Lovebird at Blue Cypress Park
Rosy-faced Lovebird
Blue Cyprus Park - August 27, 2014
Limpkin (least 7)
August 21, 2014
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
August 10, 2014
Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull
August 11, 2014 - Huguenot Park
UPDATE: Found dead August 16
Black-necked Stilt with White Pelicans
Black-necked Stilt with American White Pelicans - August 4, 2014
Big Talbot Island, Spoonbill pool
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
July 22, 2014 - Reddie Point Preserve
White Pelicans
White Pelicans
July 21, 2014 - Big Talbot Island
Painted Bunting
Painted Bunting
July 14, 2014 - Theodore Roosevelt Area
Scissored-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
July 6, 2014 - M&M Dairy
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
July 1, 2014 - Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens


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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

Sheffield Park had 4 Snow Geese (#245) and American Pipits this morning. M&M Dairy Field had 5 Greater White-fronted Geese (#244), lifer for me. Northern Pintails at Perdue Pond are back. Also I saw there 2 wild Mallards (#243) - November 23, 2014

First Sedge Wren in season at Fort Carolina. Got good views but not so good photos to share. Other highlight was a Spotted Sandpiper at the boat dock. - November 20, 2014

I had Wilson's Warbler at Reddie Point this morning. Also first in season American Goldfinch and 2 Chipping Sparrows. All together I had 48 species - November 16, 2014

Northern Harrier and American Kestrel were highlights today at Huguenot Park. I was looking for Purple Sandpiper but no show yet. - November 14, 2014

Today's highlights at Hanna Park were Hooded Merganser(female), least 7 Northern Gannets, Shipping Sparrow and about 300 Tree Swallows swarming at the lake area. - November 11, 2014

Northern Parulas leave in October. Least one Northern Parula was still here today by the Huguenot Park parking lot. Also 6 American Wigeons were at Perdue Pond. - November 8, 2014

While looking for a reported Henslow's Sparrow at Huguenot Park I found Common Eider resting near jetties on the river side. - November 7, 2014

First Orange-crowned Warbler and two Hermit Thrushes at Reddie Point. - November 5, 2014

First Swamp Sparrow for this season, female Painted Bunting and a Wood-Pewee were the highlights this morning at Reddie Point. - October 27, 2014

Green-winged Teal was a new yearbird(#242) for me today. I found 3 of them at Big Talbot island "Spoonbill Pool". There were also some Blue-winged Teals. Little Talbot had least 7 Savannah Sparrows, first in season. - October 22, 2014

Today's highlights were Yellow-billed Cuckoo, female Scarlet Tanager and least 15 Yellow-ramped Warblers, first in season. Also both Bunting species were around. All list was 42 species at Reddie Point. - October 21, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt today was almost as good as Fort George yesterday - 13 warbler species. View eBird checklist - October 18, 2014

Warblers are on move this weekend. 14 species of warblers at Fort George island, including Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted. View eBird checklist with photos - October 17, 2014

Today's highlights were my first seasonal Yellow-bellied Supsucker, Peregrine Falcon, 2 House Wrens, Black-throated Blue Warbler and 3 Indigo Buntings. Bald Eagles building the nest in Blue Cyprus Park - October 12, 2014

Cold front pushed more birds in. Today's highlights were rare Nashville Warbler(#239), two Magnolia warblers(#238), Chestnut-sided Warbler in full colors, Tenneessee Warblers, American Robin(ebird flagged), Swainson's Thrush, Northern Flickers(least 6), Ruby-crowned Kinglet(first in season), Swainson's Thrush, Rose-breasted Grosbeak. - October 05, 2014

Great birding today at Reddie Point. Lots of activity after two rainy days. Highlights were Tennessee Warbler, 6 Painted Buntings, Indigo Bunting, 3 Blue Grosbeaks, least 2 Swainson's Trashes, Baltimore Oriole, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, Acadian Flycatcher and Catbirds were everywhere... - October 01, 2014

Relatively quiet at Reddie Point this morning but two Bank Swallows(#236) flow over. Bank Swallow is also a new county bird(#264) for me. - September 28, 2014

Not very many warblers at Theodore Roosevelt this morning, but found rare Blue-winged Warbler, saw or heard least 7 Ovenbirds and one Black-throated Blue. - September 26, 2014

Rare Wilson's Warbler(#235) at Reddie Point. New county bird(#263) for me . Also 2 Baltimore Oriols, 3 Eastern Kingbirds, 2 Black-throated Blue Warblers. See eBird checklist for photos. - September 24, 2014

Today's highlight was Blue-winged Warbler(#233) along with five Baltimore Oriols(#234), four Red-headed Woodpeckers and Merlin. All together 46 species at Reddie Point, although not very many warblers. Next week or two we should get them all. - September 21, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt Area had some good birds: Ovenbird(3), Worm-eating Warbler(2), Prothonatary, Yellow-billed Cuckoo(2) and lots of Redstarts. Marsh Wrens(2) were singing at marsh area; flagged by ebird, little early for them. - September 19, 2014

Less birds at Reddie Point this morning, but highlights were season's first Palm Warbler, female Black-throated Blue and three Blue Grosbeaks. - September 18, 2014

I had at Theodore Roosevelt Area later at night Acadian Flycatcher and three Ovenbirds. - September 17, 2014

Reddie Point was active this morning after rain. Common Yellowthroats were everywhere. There were Prothonatary Warbler, Ovenbird, Painted Bunting. Others saw also 3 Magnolia Warblers and a Baltimore Oriole. - September 17, 2014

Change of wheather brought more warblers in. I had at Theodore Roosevelt area 9 warbler species: Ovenbird, Prothanotory Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, lots of Redstarts. Also one Yellow-billed Cuckoo. - September 16, 2014

Ovenbirds starting to show up more often. I had one at Blue Cyprus Park trail this morning and another one couple of days ago at Reddie Point. - September 12, 2014

Red-headed Woodpeckers migrating through Reddie Point again like last year. We had two of them at parking lot this morning. - September 11, 2014

Lots of activity at Reddie Point this morning, including Blackburnian Warbler - yearbird(#232) for me. Also I got close-up views of Eastern Wood-pewee. View more photos from eBird checklist. - September 9, 2014

One Chestnut-sided Warbler - yearbird(#231) at Reddie Point Preserve this morning. Also Ovenbird and lots of Yellow and Prairie Warblers - September 8, 2014

Ten species of warblers at Theodore Roosevelt area this morning: Black-throated Blue, Tennessee Warbler(#230), 4 Prothonotaries, 2 Worm-eating, Ovenbird, Black-and-White, Redstarts, Prairie Warbler, Northern Parulas and Yellow-throated Warbler. Also Eastern Wood Pewee(#229)- September 7, 2014

I saw my first Black-throated Blue Warbler (female) for this season among with six species of warblers at Hanna Park this morning. - September 6, 2014

This morning Rosy-faced Lovebird at Blue Cypress Park. Cool to see these escaped parrots in wild. - August 27, 2014

Today's highlight was female Summer Tanager at Reddie Point, but wind was keeping birdlife down. - August 25, 2014

Snowy Plover(#227) with Piping Plovers at Little Talbot Island this morning. Snowy Plover is a new county bird for me. Also Pectoral Sandpipers(#228) at Huguenot Park today. - August 23, 2014

Limpkins (least 7) at Westside Industrial Park. Also Prothonatary Warbler at Big Talbot Island and Northern Watertrush at Kingley Plantation. - August 21, 2014

Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl and Common Nighthawk at sunset at Theodore Roosevelt Area. - August 19, 2014

Seaside Sparrow at Big Talbot Island. Also I got close views of Black Tern flying over the pool area. eBird checklist with photos - August 15, 2014

Acadian Flycatcher(#226) in Blue Cypress Park this morning at the paved loop section. I been looking for this guy for a while already, glad to find it. - August 14, 2014

This is the best time to see the Black Terns. This morning I saw 4 Black Terns(#225) flying by the shoreline in Hanna Park. - August 13, 2014

Cliff Swallows(#224) today - August 11, 2014 at Huguenot Park chasing bugs over the dunes with Barn Swallows. Iceland Gull continues at the north end of park. UPDATE: Iceland Gull was found dead today - August 16, cause of death unknown.

Warblers are coming... Yellow Warblers(#223) in Hanna Park this morning. - August 9, 2014

Solitary Sandpiper at Big Talbot Island Spoonbill pool this morning, new 2014 yearbird(#222), see eBird checklist for photo. - August 6, 2014

American Redstarts starting to show up again.
I saw one in Big Talbot Island today. - August 4, 2014

Prairie Warblers are back. I saw two of them yesterday at Seaton Creek Preserve, and two today in Hanna Park. - July 28, 2014