Checklist of Florida's Birds

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Last revised in 2013, the Checklist of Florida's Birds contains 520 bird species including:

  • 501 native Florida birds and accidentals
  • 15 established exotics
  • 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, 2010-2014

  • Violet-green Swallow
  • Red-necked Stint
  • Tricolored Munia
  • Egyptian Goose (exotic)
  • 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 (exotic)

Officially added to State and Review lists, 2007

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