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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

          Eastern Brown Pelican

          White Pelican

          Double-crested Cormorant


  • Egrets, Storks, Spoonbills and Ibis

          White Ibis

          Roseate Spoonbill

          Great Egret

          Yellow-crowned Night Heron

          Great Blue Heron


          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

  • Birds of prey – Eagles, hawks, vultures

          Bald Eagle


          Swallow-tailed Kite

          Crested Caracara

          Black Vulture

          Turkey Vulture

          Red-shouldered Hawk

  • Shorebirds


          Ruddy Turnstone

      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


          Common Moorhen

          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

          Eastern screech Owl

  • Crows and Jays

          Scrub Jay

          Blue Jay

  • Pigeons and Doves

          White-crowned Pigeon

          Common Ground-Dove

  • Woodpeckers

          Red cockaded woodpecker

          Red-bellied woodpecker

          Northern Flicker

          Pleated woodpecker

          Red headed woodpecker

          Downy woodpecker


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