Florida Bluebird Society

Fall Bluebird Blitz Results

Our ninth Statewide Bluebird Blitz was held November 6 & 7. We conduct the Fall Blitz in a effort to determine where bluebirds are finding food and residing across the State during non-breeding season. We now have data from five Fall and four Spring Blitzes.

For this Blitz we received 154 reports, three of which reported no bluebirds found. Reports were received from 36 of Florida’s 67 Counties with a total of 547 bluebirds reported.

Our data indicates there are more bluebirds found in Florida during the non-breeding season (November) than in early April which is breeding season.

Another interesting fact emerging from our data is that bluebirds are more concentrated during their non-breeding season. We consistently have more bluebirds reported during the Fall Blitz from fewer Counties. In 2014, there were 411 bluebirds reported in 43 Counties during the Spring Blitz, and 598 bluebirds found in 37 Counties during the Fall Blitz. In 2015, 440 bluebirds were found in 45 Counties during the Spring Blitz with 547 bluebirds reported in 36 Counties during the Fall Blitz.

We thank all who sent us reports for the Blitz. With your continued participation we will continue to collect data that we hope will provide some meaningful information about bluebirds in Florida.

County # of reports # of bluebirds reported
Alachua 11 25
Baker
Bay 2 21
Bradford
Brevard 1 3
Broward
Calhoun
Charlotte 1 6
Citrus 6 23
Clay 5 13
Collier 7 24
Columbia 2 5
DeSoto
Dixie
Duval 20 55
Escambia 2 20
Flagler 1 0
Franklin 1 2
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Gulf
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Hernando 12 49
Highlands
Hillsborough 9 41
Holmes
Indian River
Jackson 3 3
Jefferson 2 2
Lafayette
Lake 8 37
Lee 1 1
Leon 8 29
Levy
Liberty
Madison
Manatee 1 2
Marion 5 14
Martin
Miami-Dade
Monroe
Nassau 1 2
Okaloosa 2 13
Okeechobee
Orange 3 12
Osceola 3 6
Palm Beach
Pasco 8 38
Pinellas 3 10
Polk 1 1
Putnam
Santa Rosa 4 23
Sarasota
Seminole 1 2
St. Johns 5 13
St. Lucie
Sumter 5 20
Suwannee 3 9
Taylor
Union
Volusia 3 10
Wakulla 2 6
Walton 2 7
Washington

 

 


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