List follows Clements 1991 order (mostly)
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about and see each species
Ducks, Swans, Scoters, Geese
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
Ibis and Spoonbills
New World Vultures
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites
Falcons and Caracaras
Quail, Peafowl, Turkeys
Rails and Coots
Avocets and Stilts
Gulls and Terns
Pigeons and Doves
New World Cuckoos
Crows and Jays
Thrushes, Bluebirds & Robins
Chickadees and Titmice
Old World Sparrow
Siskins and Finches
New World Warblers
Tanagers, Grosbeaks,Dicksissel, and Buntings
Blackbirds, Grackles, Bobolinks, Cowbird and Orioles
Polk County Bird list
About Charles Geanangel
There are 300+ species of birds found in Polk County.
Polk County, Florida...
At 2,000 square miles Polk County, is as large as the State of Delaware
and is located in interior central Florida between Tampa and Orlando.
The Ridge is the Lake Wales Ridge which begins north of Haines City
and follows U.S. 27 south through Lake Wales and on to Highlands County.
Saddle Creek Park, (SCP) a 750 acre County park is located east
The Green Swamp, about 500,000 acres, which is located in the northern
one third of the County.
Abandoned orange groves are scattered throughout the central part of
The active Polk Phosphate Mines (PPM), clay settling pits and
reclaimed areas are in southwestern Polk County. Unless otherwise noted,
high daily counts are from here.
Orange groves and phosphate mines are temporary in nature and locations
change from year to year. All groves and mines are on private property.
Permission must be obtained from the owner before entry.
Lakeland Christmas Bird Count (LCBC)
Lake Wales Christmas Bird Count (LWCBC)
Saddle Creek Park (SCP)
Polk Phosphate Mine (PPM)
Birds listed by the State of Florida as E (Endangered), T
(Threatened), or SSC (Species of Special Concern)
* indicates that the species is a regular breeder in Polk County.
Where to Find the Birds
Circle B-Bar Reserve, Lakeland
Creek Park, Lakeland
Sumica Preserve, 10 miles east of Lake Wales
Fish Management Area north of Lakeland
Peace River Park, south of Bartow
Gator Creek Reserve, north of Lakeland
Colt Creek State Park , north of Lakeland