Birds of Florida

The official list that the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee (FOSRC) acknowledged as of 2021 identifies around 536 species here. No wonder the Sunshine state is regarded as one of the most sought-after birding destinations for birders.

The common birds of south Florida include the lesser nighthawk, yellow-headed blackbird, and Swainson’s hawk. In north Florida one could mostly spot the Florida Scrub Jay, and wood stork, whereas the American avocet, and Carolina wren dwell in the central part of the state. 

The Northern Mockingbird was adopted as Florida’s state bird on the 23rd of April 1927 due to its charming vocal skills.

Birds of Florida

  • Anhinga
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Swallow-Tailed Kite
  • Mottled Duck
  • Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  • Snail Kite
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Carolina Wren
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Blue Jay
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Short-tailed Hawk
  • Caracara
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Brown Pelican
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Wood Duck
  • Fulvous Whistling-Duck
  • Laughing Gull
  • Limpkin
  • Purple Gallinule
  • White-Crowned Pigeon
  • Cattle Egret
  • Wood Stork
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • American Wigeon
  • Florida Scrub-Jay
  • Short-Tailed Hawk
  • Painted Bunting
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Spot-Breasted Oriole
  • Reddish Egret
  • Mangrove Cuckoo
  • Burrowing Owl
  • White Ibis
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Boat-Tailed Grackle
  • Black-whiskered Vireo
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
  • Common Myna
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Rufuous Hummingbird
  • Smooth-Billed Ani
  • Great Egret
  • Bald Eagle
  • Green Heron
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Lesser Nighthawk
  • Osprey
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Snowy Egret
  • American Avocet
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Leach’s Storm-Petrel
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Hooded Oriole

Backyard Birds:

All-year-round: Blue Jay,Carolina Wren,Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird

In Summer: Carolina Wren, Mottled Duck, Snowy Plover

In Winter: Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Wood Duck

Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle

Water Birds: Osprey, Anhinga, Brown Pelican, Laughing Gull, Herring Gull

Common Birds Identification by Color

White Birds

  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • American White Ibis
  • Snow Goose
  • Great White Heron

Black Birds

  • Anhinga
  • Swallow-tailed Kite
  • Snail Kite
  • White-Crowned Pigeon
  • Boat-Tailed Grackle

Blue Birds

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Florida Scrub-jay
  • Blue Grosbeak

Red Birds

  • Northern Cardinal
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • House Finch
  • Reddish Egret
  • Vermillion Flycatcher

Pink Birds

  • American Flamingo
  • Scarlet Ibis
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Greater Flamingo

Yellow Birds

  • American Goldfinch
  • Pine Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Yellow Breasted Chat
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

Brown Birds

  • Limpkin
  • Brown Thrasher
  • Brown Pelican
  • Brown Noddy
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch