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 Tour! Colombia: Birding the Central Andes
Friday, February 8 to Saturday, February 16, 2019

With over 1,900 avian species—more than any other country in the world—Colombia is a birder’s paradise waiting to be discovered. This 9-day tour, led by TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza and a local guide, focuses on the highlights of the Central Andes region, famed for its high level of species diversity, including the Rio Claro Natural Reserve, Nevado del Ruiz, Rio Blanco Reserve, and Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary. Explore high elevation mountains, humid tropical forest, páramo, wetlands, and highland savanna habitats in search of an array of tropical avifauna, including flycatchers, hummingbirds, tanagers, toucans, and more. Throughout your journey, meet members of the local community and learn about conservation efforts to use birding as a sustainable development resource. Fee: $3,295.00 per person double occupancy; $450.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included are international airfare from your city of departure to Medellin, return international airfare from Bogota, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. To view a detailed itinerary or to register for this tour, click here. Reservations are required; application and fee are due by November 4, 2018.

Wild King Vulture Spotted Near MIA

Leticia for Alex Mar 14 2018 10:38 pm 11 Comments

FOS Blackpoll Warbler at Matheson Hammock Park

Brian Rapoza Mar 11 2018 12:11 pm 0 Comments

Albino turkey vulture

Kurt d. Mar 05 2018 02:37 pm 0 Comments

TAS Fort DeSoto Tour, April 21-23: Two Spaces Now Available

Brian Rapoza Mar 01 2018 05:45 am 3 Comments

Aerial Images of Miami in 1938

Joseph Montes de Oca Feb 25 2018 08:09 pm 6 Comments

Yellow cardinal

Tom Feb 24 2018 07:21 pm 0 Comments

Kirsten Hines: 2-Day Photo Workshop + Leica Lounge w/ Kirsten Hines

Leticia de Mello Bueno Feb 22 2018 05:43 pm 0 Comments

Carolina Chickadee, Frenchman's Forest Nature Preserve

Anonymous Feb 21 2018 07:44 pm 3 Comments

TAS Shark Valley/Kirby Storter 2/24/18

John Hutchison Feb 19 2018 11:06 am 2 Comments

FOS Swallow-tailed Kite Everglades Natl.

Juan Valadez Feb 19 2018 09:29 am 1 Comment

dinner island ranch

Anna Feb 17 2018 07:53 am 1 Comment

Bird ID Confirmation

Leticia Feb 15 2018 12:45 am 2 Comments
Bruce D Pickholtz: Juvenile Broad-winged Hawk
Leticia: Thank you, Bruce

Bird Day this Saturday

Leticia de Mello Bueno Feb 15 2018 12:01 am 0 Comments

Weekly Audio Bird Reports

Robin Diaz Feb 14 2018 05:24 pm 1 Comment

Black Rail, Everglades National Park 2/12/18

Rangel Diaz Feb 12 2018 09:06 pm 2 Comments

Hawk ID help

Luis Gonzalez Feb 11 2018 04:53 pm 4 Comments

Tropical/Northern Mockingbird pair from 2017

Jay Keller Feb 11 2018 03:18 pm 0 Comments

Red-breasted mergansers

GHuberman Feb 10 2018 01:07 pm 0 Comments

TAS East Everglades Bird Walk

Brian Rapoza Feb 10 2018 12:58 pm 0 Comments

Western Tanager

Steven Tennis Feb 09 2018 08:20 pm 1 Comment