Painted Bunting males begin to arrive in the Timucuan Preserve in mid-April. The best time to see the buntings is in May and one of the best places to see buntings is at Kingsley Plantation, on Fort George Island.
Report on the Third Annual Painted Bunting Walk at Kingsley Plantation (4/30/05)
Click here to find out what was seen on the walk!
The public was invited on a ranger-guided walk to observe one of the world's most beautiful birds, the Painted Bunting, at Kingsley Plantation on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. Timucuan Preserve Park Ranger and bird expert Roger Clark led the walk.
Painted bunting photographs courtesy of Paul Sykes, USGS. For more information about painted buntings, click here.
Did You Know?
The first translation of a Native American language into a European language – Timucuan to Spanish - occurred on lands within the Timucuan Preserve in the late 1500s. Fray Francisco Pareja did this translation at the Catholic mission of San Juan del Puerto on present day Ft. George Island. More...