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birdFlorida is a birders paradise.  Nearly 500 native species as well as established exotics like the red-whiskered bulbul and the monk parakeet can be seen in the state.  You can easily see cranes, pelicans, caracara, swallow-tailed kites, tropical seabirds and many other species… just bring your binoculars!


  • Pelicans, Cormorants, and Anhinga

          Brown Pelican

          White Pelican

          Double-crested Cormorant


          Magnificent Frigatebird

  • Egrets, Storks, Spoonbills and Ibis

          White Ibis

          Glossy Ibis

          Roseate Spoonbill

          Great Egret

         Yellow-crowned Night Heron

          Great Blue Heron

          American Bittern


          Wood Stork

          Cattle Egret

          Little Blue Heron

          Reddish Egret

          Green Heron

          Tricolored Heron

          Snowy Egret


  • Waterfowl

          Wood Duck

          Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

          Fulvous Whistling-Duck

          Muscovy Duck

          Mottled Duck

          Blue-winged Teal

          Northern Pintail

          Hooded Merganser

          Red-breasted Merganser


  • Birds of prey – Eagles, hawks, vultures

          Bald Eagle


          Swallow-tailed Kite

          Crested Caracara

          Black Vulture

          Turkey Vulture

          Red-shouldered Hawk

          Snail Kite

  • Shorebirds


          Ruddy Turnstone

          Red Knot

          Black-necked Stilt

          Marbled Godwit



          Semipalmated Sandpiper

         American Oystercatcher

  • Gulls, terns and skimmers

          Least Tern

          Royal Tern

          Ring-billed Gull

          Laughing Gull

          Black Skimmer

  • Cranes and rails

          Sandhill Crane

          Whooping Crane

          Clapper Rail

          Sora Rail


          Common Moorhen or Common Gallinule

          American Coot

          Purple Gallinule

          Pied-billed Grebe

  • Turkey and quail

          Wild Turkey

          Northern Bobwhite Quail

  • Owls

          Burrowing Owl

          Great Horned Owl

          Barred Owl

          Barn Owl

          Screech Owl

  • Crows and Jays

          Florida Scrub Jay

          Blue Jay

          American Crow

  • Pigeons and Doves

          White-crowned Pigeon

          Common Ground Dove

          Eurasian Collared Dove

          Rock Dove (Pigeon)


  • Woodpeckers

          Red-cockaded Woodpecker

          Red-bellied Woodpecker

          Northern Flicker

          Pileated Woodpecker

          Red-headed Woodpecker

          Downy Woodpecker

  • Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers

          Gray Catbird

          Brown Thrasher

          Northern Mockingbird


  • Thrushes, Warblers, and Sparrows

          Chipping Sparrow

          White-crowned Sparrow

          American Robin

          Rose-breasted Grosbeak

          Northern Cardinal

          American Redstart

          Palm Warbler

          Pine Warbler

          Yellow-rumped Warbler

          Prairie Warbler

          Carolina Wren

          Tufted Titmouse

          Carolina Chickadee




  • Blackbirds, Cowbirds, Grackles and Orioles

          Red-winged Blackbird

          Brown-headed Cowbird


          Orchard Oriole

          Boat-tailed Grackle

  • Hummingbirds

          Ruby-throated Hummingbird


  • Shrikes and Vireos

          Loggerhead Shrike

          White-eyed Vireo

          Red-eyed Vireo

          Yellow-throated Vireo

  • Swallows, Swifts, and Martins

          Chimney Swift

          Barn Swallow

          Purple Martin


  • Goatsuckers & Nightjars


         Common Nighhawk

         Eastern Whip-poor-will


  • Kingfishers

          Belted Kingfisher








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