Bird Watching

Did you know that Florida is one of the top destinations for bird watching? Not only is Florida home year round to many species of birds, it’s also stomping grounds for dozens of migratory birds throughout the change of seasons! If you have ever seen a flock of white pelicans migrating back up north, then you have experienced only a piece of what Florida’s bird watching has to offer. From the laughing gull and brown pelicans you see all around to the endangered bald eagle that swoops down to grab a fish out the ocean. There are always wings soaring by!

Did you know?

The brown pelican has a wing span of 10 feet. They can fly to the height of 10,000 feet, but are never found more than 20 miles offshore.

The Great Egret’s patch of skin on their face turns neon green during mating season.

The Laughing gull are monogamous and pairs often stay together for several breeding seasons.

Recommended links:

www.floridasnature.com

www.allaboutbirds.org

http://www.whatbird.com/birdexpert/statecolorsize/2/5388/birdexpert.aspx