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Bald Eagles Florida has the most nesting pairs of bald eagles outside of Alaska. Where to see nesting bald eagles.

Brown Pelicans
For anyone who spends much time along either coast, these deserve to be the state bird. Where to see nesting brown pelicans

Florida Panther Florida's most endangered animal and one of the world's rarest. Where to see Florida panthers

Florida Scrub Jays are among Florida's friendliest birds. Where to see scrub jays.

Key Deer The smallest deer in North America is found mostly on Big Pine Key. Where to see key deer

Florida Manatees: Why manatees are considered close cousins to elephants, about their scars, life cycle and more. Where to see manatees.


Monarch Butterfly Most abundant during the fall migration. Where to see migrating monarchs


Ospreys
Sometimes mistaken for bald eagles, ospreys have distinctive markings that tell the two fish hawks apart. Where to see nesting ospreys.

Peregrine Falcon Probably the favorite during fall hawk migrations. Where to see migrating hawks

Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers Because of their specialized habitat, red-cockaded woodpeckers have become an endangered species. Where to see red-cockaded woodpeckers.

Roseate Spoonbills Seen from a distance, many people mistake these pink birds for flamingoes. Where to see roseate spoonbills

Sea Turtles As adults, only the females ever come ashore. Also Where to see nesting sea turtles.

Florida Trees Trees unique to both Florida and the Caribbean