Birding: Florida

Here is my life list for birds in Florida, comprising a subset of my worldwide list and my North-American list. Dates and locations of first sightings anywhere in the world are included where known.

Life count as of July, 2017: 86
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Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl - Eendachtigen - Anatidae (Anseriformes)
Mottled Duck
Anas fulvigula
NL: Gevlekte Eend
April 7, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors
NL: Blauwvleugeltaling
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Hooded Merganser
Lophodytes cucullatus
NL: Kokardezaagbek
February 15, 2013 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator
NL: Middelste Zaagbek
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Grebes - Futen - Podicipedidae (Podicipediformes)
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
NL: Dikbekfuut
April 3, 2012 at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Storks - Ooievaars - Ciconiidae (Ciconiiformes)
Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
NL: Kaalkopooievaar
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Cormorants and Shags - Aalscholvers - Phalacrocoracidae (Suliformes)
Double-Crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus
NL: Geoorde Aalscholver
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Darters - Slangenhalsvogels - Anhingidae (Suliformes)
Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
NL: Amerikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Pelicans - Pelikanen - Pelecanidae (Pelecaniformes)
American White Pelican
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
NL: Witte Pelikaan
April 28, 2013 at Bird Island Basin on North Padre Island, TX
Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis
NL: Bruine Pelikaan
January 24, 2010 near Malibu, CA
 
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns - Reigers - Ardeidae (Pelecaniformes)
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
NL: Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger
March 11, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Great Egret
Ardea alba
NL: Grote Zilverreiger
September 24, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
NL: Amerikaanse Kleine Zilverreiger
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea
NL: Kleine Blauwe Reiger
April 28, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor
NL: Witbuikreiger
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
Reddish Egret
Egretta rufescens
NL: Roodhalsreiger
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
NL: Koereiger
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Green Heron
Butorides virescens
NL: Groene Reiger
April 29, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
NL: Kwak
April 29, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Nyctanassa violacea
NL: Geelkruinkwak
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Ibises and Spoonbills - Ibissen en Lepelaars - Threskiornithidae (Pelecaniformes)
White Ibis
Eudocimus albus
NL: Witte Ibis
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus
NL: Zwarte Ibis
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
NL: Rode Lepelaar
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
New World Vultures - Gieren van de Nieuwe Wereld - Cathartidae (Accipitriformes)
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus
NL: Zwarte Gier
November 13, 2010 at Hamilton Pool, TX
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
NL: Roodkopgier
April 7, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
 
Ospreys - Visarenden - Pandionidae (Accipitriformes)
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus
NL: Visarend
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Hawks, Eagles and Kites - Havikachtigen - Accipitridae (Accipitriformes)
Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
NL: Amerikaanse Zeearend
April 27, 2012 near Fort Myers, FL
Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus
NL: Roodschouderbuizerd
February 1, 2014 at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers, FL
 
Rails, Gallinules and Coots - Rallen, Koeten en Waterhoentjes - Rallidae (Gruiformes)
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
NL: Amerikaans Waterhoen
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
American Coot
Fulica americana
NL: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
April 10, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
 
Limpkins - Koerlans - Aramidae (Gruiformes)
Limpkin
Aramus guarauna
NL: Koerlan
April 7, 2013 at Newnans Lake outside Gainesville, FL
 
Stilts and Avocets - Kluten - Recurvirostridae (Charadriiformes)
Black-necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
NL: Amerikaanse Steltkluut
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Sometimes split into two species: Black-necked and White-backed Stilt; I've seen both
 
Plovers and Lapwings - Kieviten en Plevieren - Charadriidae (Charadriiformes)
Black-bellied Plover
Pluvialis squatarola
NL: Zilverplevier
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Also known as gray plover
Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus
NL: Amerikaanse Bontbekplevier
August 10, 2013 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
 
Sandpipers and Allies - Strandlopers en Snippen - Scolopacidae (Charadriiformes)
Marbled Godwit
Limosa fedoa
NL: Marmergrutto
January 24, 2010 near Malibu, CA
Ruddy Turnstone
Arenaria interpres
NL: Steenloper
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Red Knot
Calidris canutus
NL: Kanoet
February 2, 2014 on Sanibel Island, FL
Sanderling
Calidris alba
NL: Drieteenstrandloper
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Dunlin
Calidris alpina
NL: Bonte Strandloper
May 28, 2013 at Schneider Road Pond in Washtenaw County, MI
Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla
NL: Kleinste Strandloper
August 10, 2013 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
Short-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus griseus
NL: Kleine Grijze Snip
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
NL: Amerikaanse Oeverloper
April 24, 2013 at Pease District Park in Austin, TX
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
NL: Grote Geelpootruiter
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Willet
Tringa semipalmata
NL: Willet
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers - Meeuwen en Sternen - Laridae (Charadriiformes)
Laughing Gull
Leucophaeus atricilla
NL: Lachmeeuw
April 28, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
NL: Ringsnavelmeeuw
January 28, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Herring Gull
Larus argentatus
NL: Zilvermeeuw
Long ago in the Netherlands
Sometimes split into two species: American and European Herring Gull; I've seen both
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus
NL: Kleine Mantelmeeuw
February 2, 2014 on Sanibel Island, FL
Forster's Tern
Sterna forsteri
NL: Forsters Stern
April 19, 2012 in St. Clair, MI
Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
NL: Koningsstern
April 27, 2013 at Malaquite Beach on North Padre Island, TX
Sandwich Tern
Thalasseus sandvicensis
NL: Grote Stern
April 27, 2013 at Malaquite Beach on North Padre Island, TX
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
NL: Amerikaanse Schaarbek
February 3, 2014 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Pigeons and Doves - Duiven - Columbidae (Columbiformes)
Common Ground Dove
Columbina passerina
NL: Musduif
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura
NL: Treurduif
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Kingfishers - IJsvogels - Alcedinidae (Coraciiformes)
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
NL: Bandijsvogel
April 14, 2013 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Woodpeckers - Spechten - Picidae (Piciformes)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus
NL: Roodbuikspecht
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius
NL: Geelbuiksapspecht
April 14, 2012 at County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Pileated Woodpecker
Dryocopus pileatus
NL: Noord-Amerikaanse Helmspecht
April 8, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Tyrant Flycatchers - Tirannen - Tyrannidae (Passeriformes)
Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus
NL: Koningstiran
April 7, 2013 near Watermelon Pond, Alachua County, FL
 
Vireos - Vireo's - Vireonidae (Passeriformes)
White-eyed Vireo
Vireo griseus
NL: Witoogvireo
April 7, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Crows, Jays and Magpies - Kraaiachtigen - Corvidae (Passeriformes)
Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata
NL: Blauwe Gaai
Winter 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
NL: Amerikaanse Kraai
April 23, 2011 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Fish Crow
Corvus ossifragus
NL: Viskraai
February 3, 2014 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Chickadees and Tits - Mezen - Paridae (Passeriformes)
Carolina Chickadee
Poecile carolinensis
NL: Carolinamees
April 5, 2013 at Lake Wauberg in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Tufted Titmouse
Baeolophus bicolor
NL: Tweekleurige Mees
Winter 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Wrens - Winterkoningen - Troglodytidae (Passeriformes)
Carolina Wren
Thryothorus ludovicianus
NL: Carolinawinterkoning
April 3, 2013 at McCarty Woods, Gainesville, FL
 
Gnatcatchers - Muggenvangers - Polioptilidae (Passeriformes)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea
NL: Blauwgrijze Muggenvanger
April 8, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Thrushes and Allies - Lijsters - Turdidae (Passeriformes)
Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis
NL: Roodkeelsialia
January 30, 2011 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers - Spotlijsters - Mimidae (Passeriformes)
Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis
NL: Katvogel
May 9, 2012 near Furstenburg Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum
NL: Rosse Spotlijster
April 8, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos
NL: Spotlijster
June 15, 2012 in Nashville, TN
 
Starlings - Spreeuwen - Sturnidae (Passeriformes)
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
NL: Spreeuw
Long ago in the Netherlands
Also known as common starling
 
Waxwings - Pestvogels - Bombycillidae (Passeriformes)
Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum
NL: Cederpestvogel
April 4, 2013 at Reitz Union on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, FL
 
New World Warblers - Amerikaanse Zangers - Parulidae (Passeriformes)
Northern Parula
Setophaga americana
NL: Brilparulazanger
April 7, 2013 at San Felasco Hammock Preserve SP, FL
Palm Warbler
Setophaga palmarum
NL: Palmzanger
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Pine Warbler
Setophaga pinus
NL: Dennenzanger
February 4, 2014 on Sanibel Island, FL
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga coronata
NL: Geelstuitzanger
April 7, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
Prairie Warbler
Setophaga discolor
NL: Prairiezanger
April 8, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Buntings and New World Sparrows - Gorzen - Emberizidae (Passeriformes)
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
NL: Witkruingors
May 3, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Vesper Sparrow
Pooecetes gramineus
NL: Avondgors
April 7, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Eastern Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
NL: Roodflanktowie
April 7, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Also known as rufous-sided towhee
 
Cardinals and Allies - Kardinaalachtigen - Cardinalidae (Passeriformes)
Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
NL: Rode Kardinaal
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Troupials and Allies - Troepialen - Icteridae (Passeriformes)
Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
NL: Epauletspreeuw
April 10, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
Common Grackle
Quiscalus quiscula
NL: Glanstroepiaal
April 23, 2011 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Boat-tailed Grackle
Quiscalus major
NL: Bootstaarttroepiaal
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Siskins, Crossbills and Allies - Vinkachtigen - Fringillidae (Passeriformes)
American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis
NL: Goudsijs
September 24, 2012 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI

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