Help Report Florida’s Rare Upland Birds!


A new online registry will help researchers and conservation biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission locate rare birds across the state. The Southeastern American Kestrel, Florida Burrowing Owl, and Painted Bunting are often missing from other state wide survey methods such as the Breeding Bird Survey. Without knowing the current distribution of these species, it is difficult to assess population trends or critical habitat associations.

The participation of citizen scientists (like you!) is critical when trying to monitor populations of these species. By reporting your sightings, avian biologists will be able to generate species occurrence databases which will then be used to plan research projects and conservation initiatives. Thanks for your help!

To learn more and to submit your sightings, please go to's news release and Rare Bird Registry pages.

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