Checklist of Florida's Birds
Last revised in 2012, the Checklist of Florida's Birds contains 514 bird species including:
- 496 native Florida birds and accidentals
- 14 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). Accidentals, birds that stray into Florida (without human assistance) from other parts of the United States, the Caribbean or other countries, are countable towards WOF certificates. Please note that no other nonnative species may be counted towards Wings Over Florida certificates.
For more information on the official rules and to view and print other Wings Over Florida materials, please visit the How To Apply page.
Taxonomic Changes and Additional Species Countable Towards Wings Over Florida Certificates
(Last Updated August 2012)
Additional verified records not listed in the printed checklist booklet, but still countable towards certificates, will be listed below as they are verified by the FOSRC.
Officially added to State and Review lists, 2010-2012
- 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