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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!

Florida's Imperiled Birds

Whether resting on a mangrove island or nesting on a barrier island beach, these birds need space, which is increasingly difficult to find. Read more

Bird Links

To help you enjoy our favorite hobby while you’re in Florida, we’ve compiled a few birdwatching links you may find helpful. Read more

Florida Birding FAQ

Answers to your burning birding questions. Read more

Wildlife Photography Ethics

While many of us enjoy snapshots into the secret lives of birds, we don’t often think about what went into taking those photos. And in some cases, at what cost to the birds themselves. Read more

Doug Tallamy: A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World

May 5, 2020 In this informative webinar, Dr. Doug Tallamy discusses why we must add native plants to our landscapes for the good of the insects vital to our own health. Dr. Doug Tallamy is a professor at the University of Delaware, and the author of the popular book, "Bringing Nature Home." Watch now

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.

I see an injured bird. Who can I call to rescue? Call Kim Begay at 727-480-9010.

Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators by County


Birdorable has many bird logo designs and products. They also provide Fun Downloads & Activity Pages for kids of all ages that are also informative. Learn More about Birdorable and meet a few birds.

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