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How do I find out what kind of bird I’m seeing? Birders use books called field guides to identify the birds they’re seeing. You can find one in your local library or bookstore. Online, visit the Patuxent Bird Identification Info Center for photos and species accounts. If you’re hearing a bird you can’t identify, you can listen to common Florida bird songs with the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Still can’t figure it out? Snap a photo and take it with you to our Audubon meeting —our members are a wealth of knowledge about birds and birding. Just be careful—our enthusiasm for birding is contagious! Or post it on our Facebook Page! Do you have a smartphone? Download the Merlin app by Cornell. Answer five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. Merlin offers quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to learn about North America and Europe’s common and rare birds!


I just saw someone harming a wild bird. Whom should I call? For all wildlife violations in Florida, call the state’s toll-free Wildlife Alert Hotline: (888) 404-3922.

I see an injured bird. Who can I call to rescue? Call Kim Begay at 727-480-9010.


Wild Raptor Sanctuary was founded as a way to help educate the public about these dynamic birds, and their importance to the ecosystem. This program emphasizes raptors: hawks, owls, eagles and falcons, kites and falcons. Every one of the resident birds are not releasable to the wild and are in permanent care. They have taken up the mantle of feathered ambassadors and are dedicated to providing information about their wild relatives, habitat concerns, and issues facing raptors today. These powerful and graceful birds, each with their own story, make an enormous impact, providing a true connection and appreciation for all wildlife and the habitat we share. Each of the live demonstrations provides an unparalleled experience designed to engage audiences of all ages. Learn More about the program and meet a few birds.


Birdorable has many bird logo designs and products. They also provide Fun Downloads & Activity Pages for kids of all ages that are also informative. Learn More about Birdorable and meet a few birds.

"As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing." ~John Muir