Background Info About Them All
In the Air
Bald Eagle After Alaska, Florida has the most nesting pairs of bald eagles. Where to see nesting bald eagles.
Brown Pelican For anyone who spends much time along either
coast, these deserve to be the state bird. Where
to see nesting brown pelicans.
Monarch Butterfly Most abundant during the fall migration. Where
to see migrating monarchs.
Osprey 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 bird during fall hawk migrations.
Where to see migrating
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Because of their specialized habitat, red-cockaded
woodpeckers have become an endangered species. Where
to see red-cockaded woodpeckers.
Spoonbill Seen from a distance, many people mistake these
pink birds for flamingoes. Where to see
Florida Scrub Jay are among Florida's friendliest birds.
Where to see scrub jays
On the Ground
Florida Panther Florida's most endangered animal and one of the world's rarest. Where
to see a Florida panther.
Key Deer The smallest deer
in North America is found mostly on Big Pine Key. Where
to see Key deer.
Florida Trees Trees unique to both Florida and the Caribbean.
In the Ocean and Freshwater Springs
Why manatees are considered close cousins to elephants, about their
scars, life cycle and more. Where to
In the Ocean and on the Beaches
Sea Turtles Only the adult females ever come ashore.
Where to see nesting sea turtles.