WHERE TO BIRD
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, email@example.com 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.
There are 54 species of Wood-Warblers and many of these are found in Florida as residents or visitors during migration. Here are a few questions to test your knowledge of these popular songbirds. Answers to these questions can be found in Field Guide to Warblers (2004) by Donald and Lillian Stokes.
1. Many warblers have yellow throats.
Which warbler in this list does not have a yellow throat?
a. Prairie Warbler
b. Wilson's Warbler
c. Yellow Warbler
d. Swainson's Warbler
2. Field marks such as wing bars, eye rings, or eye stripes help
in identifying birds. Which of the following warblers lacks wing
a. Blackpoll Warbler
b. Worm-eating Warbler
c. Yellow-throated Warbler
d. Black and White Warbler
3. Warblers have preferences for where they nest.
Which of the following warblers does not usually nest on the
a. Cerulean Warbler
b. Black-and-white Warbler
c. Kentucky Warbler
4. The behavior of warblers aids in identification. Some bob, wave,
or spread their tails. Which warbler is known for the colors it
shows in fanning its tail?
a. Palm Warbler
b. Pine Warbler
c. American Redstart
d. Connecticut Warbler
5. Spring migration for many warblers is between April 1st to 20th.
Which warbler is likely to appear in the Southeast of the USA
before April 1st?
a. Common Yellowthroat
b. Northern Parula
c. Prairie Warbler
d. Bay-breasted Warbler
6. Some migrating warblers cross the Gulf of Mexico while others go
around it on land. Which of the following warblers is likely to use
the land route?
a. Canada Warbler
b. Chestnut-sided Warbler
c. Blackburnian Warbler
d. Prothonotary Warbler
7. Warblers who nest in trees have preferred levels.
Which warbler prefers to be higher than 10 feet in the tree?
a. Blackpoll Warbler
b. Magnolia Warbler
c. Lucy's Warbler
d. Yellow-rumped Warbler
8. Adult warblers may change plumage four times a year. Here are
three with only one plumage per year. Name one more.
a. Black-throated Gray Warbler
b. Black-throated Green Warbler
c. Yellow-breasted Chat
9. Warblers may decline as a species if their preferred habitats are
wiped out by development or forest fragmentation. Three of the
following species are in decline. Which is not?
a. Cerulean Warbler
b. Lucy's Warbler
c. Pine Warbler
d. Kentucky Warbler
10. Wood Warblers and Wrens have a similar range of sizes: 4.5" to
7.5" and 4" to 8.5". Which of the following characteristics apply
more to wrens than warblers.
b. Straight bills
c. Uptilted tails
d. Loud song
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