Rare bird spotted on Florida Scrub-Jay Trail


A Lark Sparrow created quite a stir when it appeared among a group of birders on the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail.

CLERMONT, Fla. - A Lark Sparrow, a rare species that is rarely seen east of Texas, appeared before a group of birders on the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail during Lake County’s 2nd Annual   Wings and Wildflowers Festival, creating quite a stir.  John Thomton, an avid birder who maintains the bird checklist for the Trail stated “This will bring a lot of serious birders to Lake County.”  Sure enough, the next day the bird was spotted again by a group of birders, and photographed, confirming the find.

Over 110 species of birds have been documented on the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, but the star of the show is the Florida Scrub-Jay, Florida’s only endemic bird, bringing birders from around the world adding to their life lists.

The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is open free to the public Saturdays through Wednesdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with private tours being offered on the first Saturday of every month, from 8am-11am or by appointment.  Located at 11490 Monte Vista Road in Clermont, FL.

For information, go to info@scrubjaytrail.org or call (352)-429-5566.

The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is a Not for Profit 501(c)(3).