Information & Facts
About Florida's Favorite Animals
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
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
Why manatees are considered close cousins to elephants, about their
scars, life cycle and more. Where to
Most abundant during the fall migration. Where
to see migrating monarchs
Sometimes mistaken for bald eagles, ospreys have distinctive markings
that tell the two fish hawks apart. Where
to see nesting ospreys.
Falcon Probably the favorite during fall hawk migrations.
Where to see migrating
Woodpeckers Because of their specialized habitat, red-cockaded
woodpeckers have become an endangered species. Where
to see red-cockaded woodpeckers.
Spoonbills Seen from a distance, many people mistake these
pink birds for flamingoes. Where to see
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