St Petersburg Area

Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712

St Petersburg Area

St. Petersburg Area Professional Review and Guide

"This chapter on the birding areas around the St. Petersburg area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: Ft. De Soto Park, Boyd Hill Nature Park, Sawgrass Lake Park, Weedon Island Preserve, Boca Ciega Millennium Park, Walsingham Park and John Bonner Nature Park.

The specialty birds in this birding area include: Mottled Duck, Reddish Egret, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Bald Eagle, Clapper Rail, King Rail, Purple Gallinule, Limpkin, American Oystercatcher, Wilson’s Plover, Snowy Plover, Monk Parakeet, Black-hooded Parakeet, Mangrove Cuckoo, Magnificent Frigatebird, Least Bittern, Swallow-tailed Kite, Shorttailed Hawk, Least Tern, Chuck-will’s-widow, Gray Kingbird, Peregrine Falcon, Virginia Rail, Piping Plover, Whimbrel, Long-billed Curlew, American Woodcock, Whip-poor-will, Western Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow, American Golden Plover, Whiterumped Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, Buffbreasted Sandpiper, Black Tern, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Wood Thrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Goldenwinged Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson’s Warbler, Louisiana Water thrush, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Canada Warbler, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Painted Bunting, Dickcissel, Shiny Cowbird and Orchard Oriole."

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Saint Petersburg
Nearby City
Late March to early May and late August to early November for trans-Gulf migrants. August through May for shorebirds.
Best Times
Ft. De Soto Park, Boyd Hill Nature Park, Sawgrass Lake Park, Weedon Island Preserve, Boca Ciega Millennium, Walsingham Park, John Bonner Nature Park.
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Nov 2018