Birding Field Trips

You will find detailed information on birding field trips on the Events 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, birdpaddy@yahoo.com or visit her web site at http://www.birdadventure.com/.

Birding Florida

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.

Birds Talking
Birds talk for many reasons:  location, food, and predators.  If they are separated while foraging or after sleeping in distant locations, they call out to each other.  When one bird finds food for the day—or even the season—(s)he lets the flock know where to find it.  They warn each other of predators and rally the flock to the defense of a likely victim.  Male birds sing to woo a mate, mark their territory, and celebrate new life with song.  They warn of predators and rally the flock to the defense of a likely victim.  Male birds sing to woo a mate, mark their territory, and celebrate new life with song.  Parent birds (who hang around long enough for fledglings to try out their wings and hunting skills) bid the fledglings farewell with songs or last-minute tips for a good life.

Birds and humans communicate in varied ways, too.  You can read about the relationship between Freedom, an injured eagle, and Jeff, her trainer, as he dealt with cancer.

You can also hear samples of the birds below. Click on the photos  or bird name to hear their songs.

Red-Winged Blackbird          Anhinga          Grackle            Limpkin

Ferruginous Hawk and Golden Eagle photos by Marcia Specht

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