Roseate Spoonbill

roseate spoonbill bird in flight during airboat tour

The roseate spoonbill is the only spoonbill endemic (native) to the Western Hemisphere (Bjork and Powell 1996).  This species can reach a length of 30-40 inches (76-102 centimeters) with a wingspan of 50-53 inches (127-135 centimeters).  It has pink wings and underparts (with some red on the tops of the wings) with a white neck […]

Blue Heron

blue heron airboat tour

Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can […]


birds flying above the st. johns river during airboat tour

Florida offers plenty of birding opportunities. This article provides a list of birds, images, and sounds of birds that live at ponds, lakes, estuaries, swamps, and other wetlands in the State of Florida. Florida has the largest acreage of wetlands among the lower 48 states. This means that the state has a lot of habitat […]