Types of Birds to Expect in Florida
When visiting Florida and searching for the best nature excursion, perhaps consider a birding adventure. Upon these tours, you can experience wild birds up close and personal, and view nature in a way that you may not have before.
During these bird tours, you can expect to see bird such as:
- Pied-billed grebe
- Mangrove cuckoo
- Northern mockingbird, which is the Florida state bird
- Key West quail-dove
- Ruby-throated hummingbird
- Purple gallinule
On the other hand, if you are not on a bird-focused excursion, you can expect to see some beautiful birds that are simply native to Florida and are pretty common. Some of them being the Northern cardinal, which is the all-red bird that can be seen in mainstream media. You can also expect to see the Great blue heron, Wood stork, Great egret, Florida scrub jay, Anhinga, American white ibis, and many more.
If you were wondering just how many species of birds live in Florida, there are more than plenty. At a whopping 196 species, there are vast amounts of different birds that you can spot during your trip to Florida.
Now, if you are a bird lover and avid watcher, you will be able to spot some really cool birds. One of the most rare birds that inhabit Florida is the grasshopper sparrow. They are incredibly endangered and was last spoken about in 2018. More rare birds that live in Florida are the Black-faced grassquit and the Thick-billed vireo which can be spotted in South Florida. During your time in Florida, it may be a cool idea to also scout out some areas where rare birds may reside, and take a look at some of the most rare and treasured birds in Florida.