Bird Board

Tropical Audubon's Bird Board provides a forum for local and visiting birders to share South Florida bird sightings with our birding community. In addition to reports of rare, unusual or interesting birds or other wildlife seen in our area, other appropriate content for this forum includes local birding trip reports and requests for identification assistance. Tropical Audubon Society reserves the right to edit or remove posts with inappropriate content, including advertising, offensive language and personal attacks.


Users of this forum are asked to provide location specifics for bird sightings, including directions where appropriate, and are encouraged to include a photograph to illustrate bird sightings. Users are asked not to post specifics for nesting locations, as disturbance may result in birds abandoning their nest.

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Upcoming TAS Birding Tours!

Central Panama: Birding the Canal Zone, Campana and El Valle
Saturday, December 7 to Friday, December 13, 2019
Spaces Available

Leaders: TAS Field Trip Leader Luis Gonzalez and a local guide. Fee: $1,495.00 per person double occupancy, $345.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, all breakfasts and lunches, lodging and guides. Not included is round-trip airfare to Panama City, any dinners, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. $500.00 deposit due at time of booking, balance of payment due by September 30, 2019.

Cuba: Birding San Diego de los Baños and the Zapata Peninsula
Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 8, 2020
6 Spaces Reserved, 6 Spaces Still Available

Leaders: TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza and local guides. Fee: $3,070.00 per person double occupancy; $420.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included are round-trip international airfare from your city of departure to Havana, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. To view a detailed itinerary or to register for this tour, click here. A $200.00 deposit is due at time of booking, balance of payment due by October 29, 2019. Recent tightening of restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens will NOT impact this tour; for details, click here.

Spain: Birding Extremadura, Donana and Sierra de Gredos
Monday, April 27 to Monday, May 11, 2020
Spaces Available

Leaders: Stefan Schlick and TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza. Fee: $2,950.00 per person double occupancy, $630.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, lodging, guides and park fees. Not included is round-trip airfare to Madrid, Spain, any meals, tips, laundry costs or other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. A $500.00 deposit is due at time of booking, balance of payment due by January 27, 2020.

Southeast Arizona: Birding during the Monsoon Season
Sunday, August 2 to Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Spaces Available

Leaders: Stefan Schlick and TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza. Fee: $1,900.00 per person double occupancy, $400.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, lodging, guides and park fees. Not included is round-trip airfare to Tucson, any meals, tips, laundry costs or other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. A $500.00 deposit is due at time of booking, balance of payment due by May 3, 2020.

American white pelican

Mike Perez May 26 2019 01:53 pm 2 Comments

white phase of reddish egret

judy kaplan May 12 2019 09:24 am 0 Comments

Swallow-tailed Kite

James R. Jones May 09 2019 01:37 pm 0 Comments

Great white heron- Broward

Kurt d. May 06 2019 02:12 pm 1 Comment
Steven Kapln: Still there as of May 19

TAS North Key Largo Bird, Butterfly, and Plant Walk

Joe Barros May 05 2019 12:49 pm 2 Comments

TAS Bill Baggs Cape Florida SP Walk

Elizabeth Golden May 02 2019 08:15 am 0 Comments

Western Spindalis

Laurence Archibald May 01 2019 06:30 pm 0 Comments

warbling vireo

Dan Audet Apr 27 2019 05:20 pm 0 Comments

TAS Matheson Walk

John Boyd Apr 27 2019 03:54 pm 0 Comments

Question about Bird board

Steve Siegel Apr 27 2019 09:17 am 3 Comments

City Nature Challenge 2019- Miami and the upper Keys

Joe Montes de Oca Apr 26 2019 07:43 pm 0 Comments

ID for small black bird Brevard County

Betsy Apr 26 2019 09:54 am 6 Comments

Red-legged Thrush

Joel Wilcox Apr 25 2019 03:21 pm 1 Comment

A good day at John U. Lloyd State Park...

Jim Sigsbee Apr 24 2019 12:38 pm 1 Comment

White (Mute) Swans in West Kendall

Sandra Kramer Apr 22 2019 07:18 pm 3 Comments

Egyptian Geese

Carol Klock Apr 22 2019 03:27 pm 0 Comments

Cape May warblers

Patricia Larocca Apr 21 2019 09:11 am 0 Comments

TAS walk at AD Barnes Park 4/20/2019

Bill Boeringer Apr 20 2019 03:06 pm 0 Comments

TAS Birding Trip to Ft DeSoto, April 16-18, 2019

Brian Rapoza Apr 19 2019 07:00 pm 0 Comments

Fulvous Whistling-Duck @ Frog Pond WMA 4/18/2019

Rangel Diaz Apr 19 2019 12:42 pm 0 Comments