BIRDING WITH AUDUBON
Audubon is for the birds, birders, and anyone who loves watching wildlife! With South Florida Audubon Society (SFAS), you can experience and enjoy recreation in natural settings across the region. A wide range of activities caters to everyone, from families to serious birders interested in expanding their life lists. Birding resources on this web site include where to bird and how to bird as well as bird science and issues. To see photos of bird behavior click on the photo gallery.
If you are new to bird watching, welcome! You have many years of enjoyment ahead of you. To enhance your bird watching experience, go to our Essentials of Bird Watching web page. Also visit the photo gallery to see photos of birds feeding, flying, mating, nesting, preening, and young birds.
Listening to Birds
Many times birds are not seen but heard. Identifying birds through their songs and calls requires study. For tips and resources on Listening to Birds, visit this web page. Also listen to one man's views of the mockingbird as he rhymed his presentation at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Conference in 2006. The video can be accessed at www.ted.com/index.php/
Bird checklist for South Florida birds who are resident or visitors and regularly occurring can be found in this section of our birding resources.
WHERE TO BIRD
Birding Field Trips
You will find detailed information on birding field trips on the Calendar page
and brief mention of the dates and locations on Birding Broward and the Home Page. We look forward to seeing you on the next Audubon adventure!
Birding Broward County
Looking for a local "do-it-yourself" birding adventure? Broward County and the surrounding area host a wealth of opportunities for urban and backcountry birdwatching. Broward County Audubon Society has its favorite birding hotspots. After checking these out, if you need further information, send an email to the author, Paddy Cunningham Pascatore, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her web site at http://www.birdadventure.com/.
Florida is on the Atlantic Coast flyway for migrating birds going between the Artic and tropical environments. Many migrants either cross the Gulf of Mexico on its western side or fly around it during migration. Because of its warm climate year round many birds are residents. Between the Everglades and the panhandle birds find a wide range of desirable habitats: salt marshes, sandy beaches, pinelands, sawgrass marsh, mangrove forests, hardwood hammocks, cypress swamps, and more. Planning a Florida ecotourism adventure for your next vacation? The Great Florida Birding Trail documents some of the best bird and wildlife watching in the state. Stop first on this website at Birding Florida to see what special events are planned for this coming year.
Birding the USA
Before traveling to other states, check out sources of birding information in each state. Read Birding the USA web page for ideas.
Birding the World
Looking for birds on your life list that are not residents or migrants in the USA, enter Birding the World web page to see a list of naturalist led international birding trips.