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, 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.

South Florida Birds

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER BIRDS
(Regularly occurring)

AERIALISTS
Frigatebird, Magnificent
Gannet, Northern
Gulls
(Bonaparte's, Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, Herring, Laughing, Ring-billed)
Jaeger, Pomarine
Noddy, Brown
Pelican, Brown
Skimmer, Black
Terns
(Black, Bridled, Caspian, Common, Forster's, Gull-billed, Least, Roseate, Royal, Sandwich, Sooty)

SWIMMERS
Anhinga
Bufflehead
Canvasback
Coot, American
Cormorant, Double-crested
Ducks
(American Black, Mottled, Muscovy, Ring-necked, Ruddy, Wood)
Gadwall
Gallinule, Purple
Grebes
(Horned, Pied-billed)
Loons
(Common, Red-throated)
Mallard
Mergansers
(Hooded, Red-breasted)
Moorhen, Common
Pelican, American White
Pintail, Northern
Redhead
Scaup, Lesser
Shoveler, Northern
Teals
(Blue-winged, Green-winged)
 Wigeon, American

WADING BIRDS
Bitterns
(American, Least)
Crane, Sandhill
Egrets
(Cattle, Great, Reddish, Snowy)
Herons
(Green, Great Blue, Great Blue (Great White,
Little Blue, Black-crowned Night, Yellow-crowned Night, Tri-colored)
Ibises
(Glossy, White)
Limpkin
Rails
(Black, Clapper, King, Virginia, Yellow)
Sora
Spoonbill, Roseate
Stork, Wood

SHOREBIRDS
Avocet, American
Dowitchers
(Short-billed, Long-billed)
Dunlin
Godwit, Marbled
Killdeer
Knot, Red
Oystercatcher, American
Phalarope, Wilson's
Plovers
(Black-bellied, Piping, Semipalmated, Snowy, Wilson's)
Sanderling
Sandpipers
(Buff-breasted, Least, Pectoral, Semipalmated, Solitary, Spotted, Stilt, Upland, Western, White-rumped)
Snipe, Wilson's
Stilt, Black-necked
Turnstone, Ruddy
Whimbrel
Willet
Woodcock, American
Yellowlegs
(Greater, Lesser)

UPLAND WATER BIRD

Kingfisher, Black-belted

The Water Bird and Land Bird lists are organized according to the format in All the Birds of North America, American Bird Conservancy's Field Guide.  The birds included as regularly occuring in South Florida were checked against the ones listed in Brian Rapozza's book Birding Florida.


 Woodstork & Purple Swamp Hens 
 Photos by Don Belzows






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SOUTH FLORIDA LAND BIRDS
(Regularly occurring)

NOCTURNAL
Chuck-will's-widow
Nighthawks
Antilean
Common
Owls
(Barn, Barred, Burrowing, Eastern Screech, Great Horned)
Whip-poor-will

AERIALISTS
Caracara, Crested
Eagle, Bald
Falcon, Peregrine
Harrier, Northern
Hawks
(Broad-winged, Cooper's, Red-shouldered, Red-tailed,Sharp-shinned, Short-tailed, Swainson's)
Hummingbird, Ruby-throated
Kestrel, American
Kites
(Snail, Swallow-tailed, White-tailed)
Martin, Purple
Merlin
Osprey
Swallows
(Bank, Barn, Cave, Cliff, Northern Rough-winged, Tree)
Swift, Chimney
Vultures
(Black, Turkey)

GROUND WALKERS
Bobwhite, Northern
Doves
(Common Ground, Eurasian Collared, Mourning
White-winged)
Pigeon, White-crowned
Turkey, Wild

TREE CLIMBERS
Creeper, Brown
Flicker, Northern
Nuthatch, Brown-headed
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied
Woodpeckers
(Downy, Hairy, Pileated, Red-bellied, Red-cockaded, Red-headed)

 

PASSERINES: Flycatching bills
Flycatchers
(Brown-crested, Great-crested, Least, Scissor-tailed, Vermillion)
Kingbirds
(Eastern, Gray, Western)
Phoebe, Eastern
Shrike, Loggerhead
Waxwing, Cedar
Wood-Pewee, Eastern

PASSERINES: Curved bills
Cuckoos
(Black-billed, Mangrove, Yellow-billed)
Thrasher, Brown
Wrens
(Carolina, House, Marsh, Sedge)

PASSERINES: Straight bills
Blackbirds
(Red-winged, Yellow-headed)
Bluebird, Eastern
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Catbird, Gray
Chat, Yellow-breasted
Cowbirds
(Bronzed, Brown-headed, Shiny)
Crows
(American, Fish)
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray
Grackles
(Boat-tailed, Common)
Jay, Blue
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned
Meadowlark, Eastern
Mockingbird, Northern
Mynahs
(Common, Hill)
Orioles
(Baltimore, Orchard, Spot-breasted)
Ovenbird
Parula, Northern
Pipit, American
Redstart, American
Robin, American
Scrub-Jay, Florida
Starling, European
Tanagers
(Scarlet, Summer, Western)
Thrushes
(Gray-cheeked, Hermit, Swainson's, Wood)
Titmouse, Tufted
Veery
Vireos
(Black-whiskered, Blue-headed, Philadelphia,
Red-eyed, Yellow-throated, Warbling, White-eyed)
Warblers
(Bay-breasted, Black and White, Blackburnian,
Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Blue-winged, Canada, Cape May, Cerulean, Chestnut-sided, Connecticut, Golden-winged, Hooded, Kentucky, MacGillivray's,
Magnolia, Nashville, Orange-crowned, Palm,
Pine, Prairie, Prothonotary, Swainson's, Tennessee, Wilson's, Worm-eating, Yellow,
Yellow-rumped, Yellow-throated)
Waterthrushes
(Louisiana, Northern)
Yellowthroat, Common

 
Photo of Eastern Bluebird by Ottey Weyman

PASSERINES: Conical bills
Ani, Smooth-billed
Bobolink
Buntings
(Indigo, Painted)
Cardinal, Northern
Dickcissel
Goldfinch, American
Grosbeaks
(Blue, Rose-breasted)
Junco, Dark-eyed
Parakeets
(Black-hooded, Monk, White-winged)
Shrike, Loggerhead
Sparrows
(Bachman's, Chipping, Clay-colored, Field, Grasshopper, Henslow's, House, Lark, Lincoln's, Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed, Savannah, Seaside,
Song, Swamp)
Vesper
Towhee, Eastern
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