Birds and Wildlife

“Docko”, the Tokay Gecko            Docko’s song

 The inner basin often hosts manatee families!

Bird photo gallery

Bird life in our area

                 link to an excellent wildlife identification site

Baby Mourning Doves 9-6-09 1st Photo above by Rick Keenan
Screech Owl 1-25-04  3rd Photo, bottom line – by Jeremy Lembo
Accipiter cooperii Cooper’s hawk
Aimophila aestivalis Bachman’s sparrow
Ajaia ajaja roseate spoonbill
Aphelocoma coerulescens Florida scrub-jay
Aramus guarauna limpkin
Ardea alba great egret
Ardea herodias occidentalis great white heron
Buteo brachyurus short-tailed hawk
Caracara plancus crested caracara
Charadrius alexandrinus snowy plover
Charadrius melodus piping plover
Coccyzus minor mangrove cuckoo
Dendroica discolor paludicola Florida prairie warbler
Egretta caerulea little blue heron
Egretta rufescens reddish egret
Egretta thula snowy egret
Egretta tricolor tricolored heron
Elanoides forficatus swallow-tailed kite
Eudocimus albus white ibis
Falco columbarius merlin
Falco peregrinus peregrine falcon
Falco sparverius paulus southeastern American kestrel
Fregata magnificens magnificent frigatebird
Grus canadensis pratensis Florida sandhill crane
Haematopus palliatus American oystercatcher
Haliaeetus leucocephalus bald eagle
Ixobrychus exilis least bittern
Laterallus jamaicensis black rail
Mycteria americana wood stork
Nyctanassa violacea yellow-crowned night-heron
Nycticorax nycticorax black-crowned night-heron
Pandion haliaetus osprey taken by Rick Keenan
Pelecanus occidentalis brown pelican
Picoides borealis red-cockaded woodpecker
Picoides villosus hairy woodpecker
Plegadis falcinellus glossy ibis
Rallus longirostris scottii Florida clapper rail
Rynchops niger black skimmer
Speotyto cunicularia floridana Florida burrowing owl
Sterna antillarum least tern
Sterna caspia Caspian tern
Sterna maxima royal tern
Sterna sandvicensis sandwich tern
Vireo altiloquus black-whiskered vireo

C = (Confirmed) Occurrence status derived from a documented record in the FNAI data base.

P = (Potential) Occurrence status derived from a reported occurrence for the county or the occurrence lies within the  published range of the taxon.

Florida Natural Areas Inventory

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