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
Confirmed Departure! Five 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 or by October 4, 2019 (whichever comes first), 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.

For a complete list of upcoming TAS birding tours, click here.

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

Key west quail dove. Update yes

John hutchison Apr 18 2019 12:35 pm 0 Comments

TAS Enchanted Forest/Arch Creek Park Bird Walk, 4/13/19

Brian Rapoza Apr 13 2019 01:04 pm 0 Comments

Bird ID

Mike Nichols Apr 12 2019 07:38 pm 2 Comments

TAS Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Birding Trip Report, 04/07/19

Luis Gonzalez Apr 08 2019 12:36 pm 0 Comments

TAS Corkscrew Swamp Trip 4/7

Joel Rosenthal Apr 07 2019 09:29 pm 0 Comments

Adventures in Avian Cryptozoology

Joel Rosenthal Mar 22 2019 08:12 am 1 Comment

TAS Trip South Broward Sat March 23

John Hutchison Mar 20 2019 11:38 am 0 Comments

Spotted Towhee still at Mizell-Johnson SP

Greg Jones Mar 16 2019 06:53 pm 0 Comments