Local Birds
Photo Courtesy of Michael Carello
Birding

There is a fantastic assortment of bird species to be seen & photograped in the Sarasota area.

Bird enthusiasts love Florida as there are over 500 species in the state to be seen. While Florida has most of the common songbirds such as Cardinals, Sparrows etc, most visitors are interested in the Tropical bird species, some of the most notable being the Herons, Sandpipers, Egrets, Flamingos, Ibis & Spoonbills. There are birds of prey including Osprey, a variety of Hawks, Kites, and the majestic Bald Eagle. Some of the popular shore birds include Pelican, Gulls, and Terns. Two popular birding spots in the area include the Celery Fields in Sarasota, and the Rookery in Venice. There are also Owls, Woodpeckers, and Wild Turkey among others. You don't need to look very hard to find to find interesting bird species.

        Osprey in Flight                                             White Ibis

          Sandhill Cranes                                           Blue Heron

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