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How do I find out what kind of bird I’m seeing? Birders use books called field guides to identify the birds they’re seeing. You can find one in your local library or bookstore. Online, visit the Patuxent Bird Identification Info Center for photos and species accounts. If you’re hearing a bird you can’t identify, you can listen to common Florida bird songs with the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Still can’t figure it out? Snap a photo and take it with you to our Audubon meeting —our members are a wealth of knowledge about birds and birding. Just be careful—our enthusiasm for birding is contagious! Or post it on our Facebook Page! Do you have a smartphone? Download the Merlin app by Cornell. Answer five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. Merlin offers quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to learn about North America and Europe’s common and rare birds!

 

I just saw someone harming a wild bird. Whom should I call? For all wildlife violations in Florida, call the state’s toll-free Wildlife Alert Hotline: (888) 404-3922.

 

We founded our Raptor Program as a way to help educate the public about these dynamic birds, and their importance to the ecosystem. Our premier col¬lection emphasizes raptors: hawks, owls, eagles and falcons, but also includes other birds of prey such as a Turkey Vulture and an American Crow. Every one of our resident birds are not releasable to the wild and are in our permanent care. They have taken up the mantle of feathered ambassadors and are dedicated to providing infor¬mation about their wild relatives, habitat concerns, and issues facing raptors today. These powerful and graceful birds, each with their own story, make an enormous impact, providing a true connection and appreciation for all wildlife and the habi¬tat we share. Each of our live demonstrations provides an unparalleled experience designed to en-thrall audiences of all ages. Learn More about what we do.

"As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing." ~John Muir