Checklist of Florida's Birds

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Last revised in 2013, the Checklist of Florida's Birds contains 517 bird species including:

  • 498 native Florida birds and accidentals
  • 15 established nonnatives
  • 4 native species now considered extinct in Florida 

All species in the checklist include birds for which there is at least one "verified" Florida record. Verified records are photos, specimens or voice recordings of birds that have been reviewed and accepted by the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee (FOSRC). 

 
Taxonomic Changes and Additional Species
(Last Updated August 2013)

 
Officially added to State and Review lists, 2010-2013

  • Fea's Petrel
  • Purple Swamphen (exotic)
  • Costa's Hummingbird
  • Variegated Flycatcher
  • Inca Dove
  • Kelp Gull
  • Common Redpoll
  • White-eared Hummingbird
  • Greater Sand-Plover
  • Common Greenshank
  • Ancient Murrelet
  • White-throated Swift
  • Red-legged Thrush


Officially removed from Review list, 2009

  • Ross's Goose

Officially added to State and Review lists, 2008-2009

  • Elaenia sp.
  • Townsend's Solitaire
  • Common Myna

Officially added to State and Review lists, 2007

  • Loggerhead Kingbird
  • White Wagtail
  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Hammond's Flycatcher
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