A Purple Gallinule
A resident of the Big Cypress Preserve
Purple Gallinule sound created by:
Dr. Pamela C. Rasmussen MSU Dep. of Zoology
Most bird images this page courtesy of: sfwmd.gov
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from Man than the way in
which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. - Robert Lynd
The Endangered Birds of Florida
To begin: what is a Bird?
A Bird is a warm blooded, bipedal (two legs)
vertebrate (has a backbone) with feathers,
bills and wings and most can fly.
It lays eggs to reproduce and many theories have
it classified as a direct descendant of Dinosaurs,
dating back to the Jurassic period.
Florida is a paradise for bird watchers with
over 480 different Species of Birds to Track
along the Great Florida Birding Trail.
The tropical environment, the abundance of water
and the multitude of insects, make this a
most appealing Habitat for all Species of Birds.
But, Paradise is not without controversy when it comes to
allowing any Species to retain its historical or ancestral
Habitats and our beautiful Birds are no exception.
Recent studies find troubling declines in U.S. Birds:
Citizen Science Reports Declines
Read the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Report
The State of the Birds
Endangered Florida Birds on this web site are:
Places to learn more:
Florida's Imperiled Colonial Water Birds
This picture is a kind gift from Barb Messimer.
Although Florida cannot claim the Painted Bunting as a permanent
resident, we can claim it as a snow bird. For now, it is being carefully
watched and could become a Threatened or Endangered Bird.
Below is a very limited selection of the hundreds of beautiful Birds of Florida.
Those with the * are either an Endangered or a Threatened Species.
Yellow Crowned Night Heron Green Heron*
Great Blue Heron Whooping Crane*
Little Blue Heron Great Egret
Limpkin Brown Pelican*
Pileated Woodpecker Pileated In Our Yard
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