Birds of Sarasota County

More than 2,500 National Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas (IBA’s) identify, prioritize and protect vital bird habitat from coast to coast, supporting species and habitats across the Western Hemisphere. We can learn more about all birds, such as the Bobolink, Swallow-Tailed Kite, and Snowy Plover.

Safeguarding and studying birds in every part of the United States protects our wildlife and resources. Sarasota Audubon Society is involved in several citizen science projects, providing vital information on local birds to national databases. It’s fascinating to watch a Green Heron stalk its prey, or to study the difference between male and female Eastern Bluebirds, or to watch a Bald Eagle, viewed universally as the king of birds, a representation of royalty, strength, victory and pride.

Here are examples of birds found in Sarasota County.  For more information on identifying a bird, post a photo on our Facebook page and we’ll help you!





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