Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Birdlist

Post Andrew Sightings

After being destroyed by Hurricane Andrew, the park was closed to the public until late 1994. Since then, 235 ABA countable species have been seen in the park.

Non-Passerines

  • Canada Goose (Dec 11, 2002)
  • (Domestic) Muscovy Duck
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Ring-necked Duck (Nov 7, 2001)
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Common Loon
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Greater Shearwater (June 10, 1997)
  • Sooty Shearwater (Aug 26, 2005)
  • Audubon's Shearwater (Jan 8, 2008)
  • Northern Gannet
  • Brown Pelican
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Anhinga
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
  • Least Bittern
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great White Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Reddish Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • Green Heron
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • White Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Roseate Spoonbill (Mar 22, 2003 )
  • Wood Stork
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Swallow-tailed Kite
  • Northern Harrier
  • Sharp-shined Hawk
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • Short-tailed Hawk
  • Swainson's Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk (also dark morph)
  • American Kestrel
  • Merlin
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • King Rail
  • Sora
  • Common Moorhen
  • American Coot
  • Limpkin
  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Wilson's Plover
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Piping Plover
  • Killdeer
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • American Avocet
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Willet
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Whimbrel
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Sanderling
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Western Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Dunlin
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Wilson's Snipe
  • Laughing Gull
  • Bonaparte's Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Brown Noddy (Sept 23, 2004)
  • Sooty Tern (Jan 3, 2003)
  • Least Tern
  • Gull-billed Tern
  • Caspian Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Forster's Tern
  • Royal Tern
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Black Skimmer
  • Parasitic Jaeger (Dec 10, 2002)
  • Rock Pigeon
  • White-crowned Pigeon
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove
  • White-winged Dove
  • Zenaida Dove (Oct 14 & Nov 6, 2004)
  • Mourning Dove
  • Common Ground-Dove
  • Key West Quail-Dove (Apr 19-May 9, 1999)
  • Ruddy Quail-Dove (2013)
  • Monk Parakeet
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • Mangrove Cuckoo (Aug 19, 2003)
  • Smooth-billed Ani
  • Eastern Screech-Owl
  • Great Horned Owl (Feb 13, 2007)
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Chuck-will's-widow
  • Chimney Swift
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Downy Woodpecker (Nov 18, 2002)
  • Hairy Woodpecker (May 15, 2007)
  • Pileated Woodpecker

Passerines

  • Olive-sided Flycatcher (Oct 2, 1997)
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Acadian Flycatcher
  • Alder Flycatcher (Nov 3, 2004)
  • Willow Flycatcher (Sept 28, 2001)
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Great-crested Flycatcher
  • La Sagra's Flycatcher
  • Western Kingbird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Gray Kingbird
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Bell's Vireo
  • Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Philadelphia Vireo (Nov 1, 2002)
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • Black-whiskered Vireo
  • Blue Jay
  • Fish Crow
  • Purple Martin
  • Tree Swallow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Cave Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Carolina Wren
  • House Wren
  • Marsh Wren
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Northern Wheatear (Oct 19-23, 1994)
  • Wood Thrush
  • Veery
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Bicknell's Thrush (May 12, 2007 (2))
  • Swainson's Thrush
  • Hermit Thrush (Oct 17, 2004)
  • American Robin
  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Bahama Mockingbird (May 6-??, 2007)
  • Brown Thrasher
  • European Starling
  • Common Myna
  • American Pipit
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Golden-winged Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Black-throated Warbler (Nov, 2006)
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Townsend's Warbler (Nov 4, 2005)
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Pine Warbler
  • Palm Warbler (Western and Eastern)
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Cerulean Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Worm-eating Warbler
  • Swainson's Warbler
  • Ovenbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Kentucky Warbler
  • Connecticut Warbler
  • Mourning Warbler
  • MacGillivray's Warbler (Sept 22, 2005)
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Wilson's Warbler
  • Canada Warbler (Oct 15, 2002)
  • Yellow-breasted Chat
  • Summer Tanager
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Western Tanager (Dec 28-29, 2002)
  • Western Spindalis
  • Chipping Sparrow (Sept 20, 2003)
  • Clay-colored Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Grasshopper Sparrow
  • Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow (early spring 1998)
  • Seaside Sparrow (Sept 12, 2005)
  • Lincoln's Sparrow (Nov 4, 2005)
  • White-throated Sparrow (Dec 25, 2003 & Nov 14, 2004)
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Oct 25, 2005)
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Apr 23, 2002)
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Painted Bunting
  • Bobolink
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Common Grackle
  • Boat-tailed Grackle
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • House Finch (Sept 21, 2006)
  • Pine Siskin (Oct 30, 2004)
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow

Exotics

  • Cinnamon Teal (Crandon Gardens)
  • Green-winged Teal (Crandon Gardens)
  • Greater Flamingo (3, July 23, 1997)
  • Cockatiel
  • Budgerigar
  • Green Parakeet (May 5, 2001)
  • Blue-and-yellow Macaw (June 8, 1996)
  • Red-and-green Macaw (July 2, 1997)
  • Hornbill sp. (pair, Mar 27 & July 3-4, 1996)
  • Red-legged Honeycreeper (status uncertain)
  • Chestnut Munia