South Florida Rare Bird Update

Brian Rapoza: Last updated September 17, 2017

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


Recent Reports

American Golden-Plover

  • SW 107 Avenue, Homestead, Miami-Dade County: Last reported September 17 (eBird) Photo
    Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at SW 112 Avenue (exit 9). Drive north to SW 248 Street and turn right. Drive east 0.5 miles (bearing right when the road forks) to SW 107 Avenue. Turn right and drive south about 0.3 miles to a flooded field on the west side of the road. Several birds were seen here as well as in a flooded field on SW 256 Street, about 0.3 miles west of SW 107 Street. Map

  • Sun Lake Park, West Kendall, Miami-Dade County: Reported September 14 (eBird) Photo
    Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at Kendall Drive (SW 88 Street, Exit 20). Drive west 4.7 miles to SW 167 Avenue. Turn right and drive north to a parking area at the north end of Sun Lake Park. Several birds were seen in a flooded field across from the park, on the west side of SW 167 Avenue. Map

  • SR 9336, Homestead, Miami-Dade County: Last reported September 14 (eBird) Photo
    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 3.5 miles to a flooded field on the north side of the road, about 0.5 miles west of SW 217 Avenue. Several birds have been seen with other shorebirds in the flooded field. On September 13, up to three birds were seen three miles east, in puddles on the south side of SR 9336 just east of Benito Juarez Park. Map

  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    SR 9336, Homestead, Miami-Dade County: Reported September 14 (eBird) Photo
    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 3.5 miles to a flooded field on the north side of the road, about 0.5 miles west of SW 217 Avenue. Up to six birds were seen with other shorebirds in the flooded field. Map

    Hudsonian Godwit

    SR 9336, Homestead, Miami-Dade County: Reported September 13 (eBird) Photo
    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 3.5 miles to a flooded field on the north side of the road, about 0.5 miles west of SW 217 Avenue. The bird was seen with other shorebirds in the flooded field. Map

    Older Reports

    Neotropic Cormorant

    Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County: Last reported September 7 (eBird) Photo
    Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at Atlantic Avenue (exit 81). Drive east 1.7 miles to Jog Road. Turn left and drive north 1.5 miles to the entrance (no fee, open sunrise to sunset). From the boardwalk t-intersection, turn left. Two birds have been seen on the rookery island on the left side of the boardwalk, past the first berm. Map

    South Florida Specialties

    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.