Florida is a prime destination for migratory birds, which is why so many birders flock to Florida, too.
For quick identification, these are some of the bird species you’ll see in Florida. Looking for birding sites? See our recommendations.
Bird Identification Tools
Use these websites to compare your photos and observations of birds in Florida against some of the largest databases of bird information in the world.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
This highly respected research center provides an online tool to help you narrow down “what bird was that?” The All About Birds guide features options to search by keyword, taxonomy (family of birds), or shape. Its database includes all birds in North America, including those only found in Canada or Mexico.
The Audubon Guide to North American Birds is a great help in pinpointing specific features of a bird you’ve seen. It includes an excellent database of images showing young, juvenile, immature, and color morphs of species, as well as sound clips.
Birding Locations in Florida
Dig through our archives of the best places in Florida to go birding. While you’ll see birds at these locations any time of year, birding is best in Florida during the winter months, when migratory birds show up from northern climates.