Kingsley Plantation/Fort George Island
Saturday, April[masked], 7:00am - 12:00pm
Start Times: 6:00 a.m. for Owls / 7:00 a.m. for regular birding.
Leaders: Joan and Richard Becker,[masked]
This is close to peak spring migration and a great time to see a wide variety of Neo-tropical species. Painted Buntings, Summer Tanagers, Red-eyed Vireos, and Yellow-throated Warblers are just a few.
Hopefully lots of migrants will be moving through and we will be looking for Black-throated Blue Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Bobolink, and many more.
We will start owling from the Ribault Club, then return there to meet the 7 a.m. group. We will walk the trails and check the boat ramp for shore and marsh birds.
We move on to the Kingsley Plantation to check the hot spots there. We’ll decide where to munch lunch and which direction to go afterwards.
Meeting place and directions: Fort George Island Ribault Club Parking lot. From SR9A go north (east) on SR105, Heckscher Drive. Turn left onto Ft. George Road about 1⁄2 mile past the St. Johns River Ferry, look for the brown sign for Kingsley Plantation. When you get to the fork in the road take the right fork. The Ribault Club will be on your right, white building with black fence surrounding the property. There is limited parking on the right side, but plenty on the left side of the road.