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Huguenot Memorial Park $
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 08:00am - 11:00am
Contact Aurelie Drexler (917-975-7467)

Huguenot Park is one of the best places to see shorebirds, and we hope to see a lot of them. This oceanfront city park is visited most often by fisherfolk and beachgoers, but is an incredibly attractive birding spot in its own right. Part of the park has been long designated as a critical wildlife area for nesting terns and shorebirds, and is roped off to protect these nesters in season. The beach is an important loafing site for terns, gulls and skimmers by the hundreds, and a variety of shorebirds feed on exposed mud flats at low tide. The park serves as a vital staging area for the rapidly declining rufa subspecies of the Red Knot, which migrates 9,300 miles one-way each spring from Tierra Del Fuego in South America to breed in Canada above the Arctic Circle. This site is known for rare bird sightings such as Snowy Owl, Greater Sand-Plover (2nd North American record), Bar-tailed Godwit, Snow Bunting, Lark Sparrow, Bridled Tern, Short-eared Owl and Lapland Longspur. Search the sheltered shallows on the north side of the peninsula for waders, shorebirds and ducks.

We will meet in the parking lot before the pay station. Drive straight in instead of turning right into the pay lane. We will spend a few minutes there and then into the park.

Fees – Cash only: pedestrians and bicycles $3, vehicles $5 (up to 6 people $1 for each additional person)

Location 10980 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226