South Florida Rare Bird Update

Compiled by Brian Rapoza
Last updated November 14, 2019

Please post updates on the TAS Bird Board, positive or negative, for the following:

Recent Reports

Vermilion Flycatcher

Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center, Collier County: Last reported November 14 (eBird) Photo
Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at Tamiami Trail (US 41). Drive west 43 miles to the visitor center. The bird has been seen on a fence in the parking area. Map

Antillean Palm-Swift

Sombrero Beach Golf Course, Marathon, Monroe County: Last reported November 13 (eBird) Photo
Directions: From US 1 in Marathon, turn left at Sombrero Beach Road (CR 931). Drive south 0.1 miles to Sombreo Blvd. Turn right and drive west about 0.6 miles to the golf course clubhouse. Please park only in the clubhouse parking lot. The bird has been seen in various locations over the golf course, most recently around the 8th hole. Map

Neotropic Cormorant

Green Cay Wetlands, Palm Beach County: Last reported November 11 (eBird) Photo
Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at Atlantic Avenue (Exit 81). Drive east 0.7 miles to Hagen Ranch Road. Turn left and drive north 2.2 miles to the entrance (no fee, open sunrise to sunset). No specific location has been provided for this sighting. Map

Smooth-billed Ani

Aerojet Road, Homestead, Miami-Dade County: Reported November 9 (eBird)
Directions: From the intersection of Florida's Turnpike and US 1 in Florida City, turn right on Palm Drive (SW 344 Street) and drive west 1.6 miles. Turn left on SW 192 Avenue and drive south 2 miles. Turn right on SW 376 Street (SR 9336) and drive west 4.5 miles to Aerojet Road (SW 232 Street, closed to vehicular traffic, park at the locked gate). Two birds were seen on the north side of SR 9336, opposite the entrance to Aerojet Road. Map


South Florida as defined here includes the following counties: Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach. Click here for locations to see regularly-occurring south Florida specialties. Click here for directions to those locations. BirdBoard reports for these species are also appreciated. If any errors are found in this report, please email Brian Rapoza.