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Birding in Sarasota Florida

Everyone who visits Florida immediately notices the birds. There is a collection of beautiful and unique bird species like nowhere else in the world. They come in all shapes and sizes and wander in and out of daily life here like they own the place.

Many people find birding a very entertaining hobby and there's no place better than in Coastal Florida. Some birding fans need to get as many species on camera as possible. Others just enjoy witnessing different species interacting with their environments. They all enjoy the peace, quiet & serenity that birding in Florida provides.

We have a Florida Birding Trail right here on Siesta Beach! Enjoy coastal birds as you relax in the best sand in the world.

Pinecraft Park is a small yet unique birding location located in central Sarasota just off the North Bridge of Siesta Key.

Red Bug Slough on mainland Sarasota is a great spot to see Bald Eagles and is less than 10 miles from anywhere on Siesta Key.

Celery Fields, near I-75 & Fruitville in Sarasota has over 220 different species seen and is one of the best birding hot spots in all of Florida.

The Crowley Museum & Nature Center on Sarasota Bay in North Sarasota feautures many coastal predatory bird species and has a workshop on some Saturdays.

Oscar Scherer State Park is about 15 minutes south of Siesta Key and gives you a rare chance to see a rare Florida Scrub-Jay.

The famous Myakka River State Park will allow you to see more inland Florida bird species and alligators as well! It's about a half hour east of Siesta Key.

Here are some great online resources to help you identify bird species you see in Florida as well as information on where to view them.

Great Florida Birding Trail Bird Identification Page

Trail Sections

South Florida Trails

WhatABird.com What Florida Bird Did I See?

Wikipedia Florida Bird Species

Where to Go View Birds in Florida - Florida Wildlife Commission


If you need a place to stay where you can walk right to the Siesta Beach Great Florida Birding Trail then check out our availability!

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