Checklist S27966087

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Owner Sam Ewing

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  • 6 mi
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Warm, sunny. Spent the whole day birding throughout the state park.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 3
  2. Number observed: 3
  3. Number observed: 5
  4. Number observed: 8
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  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 19
  7. Number observed: 3
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  10. Number observed: 150
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  15. Number observed: 3
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  17. Number observed: 3
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  20. Number observed: 7
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  23. Number observed: 4
  24. Number observed: 2
  25. Number observed: 1
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  27. Number observed: 2
  28. Number observed: 3
  29. Number observed: 2
  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Number observed: 1
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  37. Number observed: 3
  38. Number observed: 9
  39. Number observed: 2
  40. Number observed: 30
  41. Number observed: 8
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 9
  44. Number observed: 1

    Details: **Rare - first Duval County record; found in a thicket near the southernmost beach access point. I first found it around 11:45, and viewed it for roughly three to five minutes at close range. I returned about a half hour later with my Dad and brothers, and we re-found it in the same location. After viewing it for a couple minutes, it flew out of the thicket and farther back into the dunes.
    The bird was very similar in size and shape to an Eastern Towhee, but was quite the opposite in terms of color pattern. Greenish tail and back, bright rufous crown, dark gray undersides contrasting a white throat and malar.
    Directions: go past the ranger station and the first beach access and continue south for about two miles. When the adjacent pedestrian/bike path splits off to the right, you have gone roughly 50 yards beyond the thicket where we originally saw it (on the east side of the road). Backtrack from the split-off to the first "Peds and Bikes Only" sign on the adjacent bike path. This is directly across from the thicket. In case these directions are a bit ambiguous, here are the exact GPS coordinates of the thicket: 30.437601815292442, -81.41355045142518.

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  45. Number observed: 4
  46. Number observed: 2
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  50. Number observed: 70
  51. Number observed: 3
  52. Number observed: 4
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