South Florida Rare Bird Update

Compiled by Brian Rapoza
Last updated July 15, 2018

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

Recent Reports

Zenaida Dove

West Kendall Agricultural Area, Miami-Dade County: Last reported July 15 (eBird) Photo
Directions: From Florida's Turnpike, exit at SW 120 Street (Exit 19). Drive west 4 miles to agricultural fields west of SW 157 Avenue. The bird has been seen around puddles on the north side of SW 120 Street, where the pavement ends. Map

Common Eider

Miami Beach Marina, Miami-Dade County: Last reported July 9 (eBird) Photo
Directions: From I-95, exit at I-395 (Exit 3). Drive east 3.5 miles over the MacArthur Causeway to Alton Road. Turn right and drive south 0.1 miles to the Miami Beach Marina parking garage. Park in the visitor parking area at the far north end of the garage (no fee, open 24 hours). The bird has been seen on floating docks at the jet ski concession at the north end of the marina, adjacent to the causeway. Map

Older Reports

Neotropic Cormorant

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County: Last reported July 5 (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. The bird has been seen in the tree island near the "wading bird" sign. 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.