Bird Board

Tropical Audubon's Bird Board provides a forum for local and visiting birders to share South Florida bird sightings with our birding community. In addition to reports of rare, unusual or interesting birds or other wildlife seen in our area, other appropriate content for this forum includes local birding trip reports and requests for identification assistance. Tropical Audubon Society reserves the right to edit or remove posts with inappropriate content, including advertising, offensive language and personal attacks.


Users of this forum are asked to provide location specifics for bird sightings, including directions where appropriate, and are encouraged to include a photograph to illustrate bird sightings. Users are asked not to post specifics for nesting locations, as disturbance may result in birds abandoning their nest.

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Upcoming TAS Birding Tours!

Central Panama: Birding the Canal Zone, Campana and El Valle
Saturday, December 7 to Friday, December 13, 2019
Spaces Available

Leaders: TAS Field Trip Leader Luis Gonzalez and a local guide. Fee: $1,495.00 per person double occupancy, $345.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, all breakfasts and lunches, lodging and guides. Not included is round-trip airfare to Panama City, any dinners, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. $500.00 deposit due at time of booking, balance of payment due by September 30, 2019.

Cuba: Birding San Diego de los Baños and the Zapata Peninsula
Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 8, 2020
Confirmed Departure! Six Spaces Still Available

Leaders: TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza and local guides. Fee: $3,070.00 per person double occupancy; $420.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included are round-trip international airfare from your city of departure to Havana, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. To view a detailed itinerary or to register for this tour, click here. A $200.00 deposit is due at time of booking or by October 4, 2019 (whichever comes first), balance of payment due by October 29, 2019. Recent tightening of restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens will NOT impact this tour; for details, click here.

Spain: Birding Extremadura, Donana and Sierra de Gredos
Monday, April 27 to Monday, May 11, 2020
Spaces Available

Leaders: Stefan Schlick and TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza. Fee: $2,950.00 per person double occupancy, $630.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, lodging, guides and park fees. Not included is round-trip airfare to Madrid, Spain, any meals, tips, laundry costs or other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. A $500.00 deposit is due at time of booking, balance of payment due by January 27, 2020.

Southeast Arizona: Birding during the Monsoon Season
Sunday, August 2 to Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Spaces Available

Leaders: Stefan Schlick and TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza. Fee: $1,900.00 per person double occupancy, $400.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, lodging, guides and park fees. Not included is round-trip airfare to Tucson, any meals, tips, laundry costs or other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. A $500.00 deposit is due at time of booking, balance of payment due by May 3, 2020.

For a complete list of upcoming TAS birding tours, click here.

Hooded warblar in Key West!? Its Aug!?

Mike Aug 13 2019 10:04 am 3 Comments

Egyptian Geese in Key Largo

Kathy Aug 08 2019 08:38 pm 0 Comments

Everglades Natural History March, 1953: "Bird Visitors and Northeast Winds" by Willard E. Dilley

Joseph Montes de Oca Aug 05 2019 06:09 pm 3 Comments

Ruff in Belle Glade, Palm Beach County

Brian Rapoza Aug 03 2019 03:14 pm 0 Comments

Earliest warbler sightings

GHuberman Aug 03 2019 07:12 am 4 Comments

Possible Ivory Billed Woodpecker

Grover Larkins Jul 30 2019 09:12 pm 2 Comments

Finally made it to Alaska

Toe Jul 28 2019 11:54 pm 3 Comments

Illegal Trapping

Alice Horst, Marion County, Fl Jul 27 2019 02:27 pm 0 Comments

National Geographic Article on Illegal Trapping

Brian Rapoza Jul 25 2019 05:55 pm 2 Comments

Unusual Frigatebirds?

Mark McShane Jul 23 2019 02:13 pm 1 Comment

Nest id help

Joel Rosenthal Jul 23 2019 11:49 am 1 Comment

Steve Kaplan's Other Waterfowl Photo

Brian Rapoza Jul 21 2019 10:41 am 5 Comments

Steve Kaplan's Waterfowl Photo

Brian Rapoza Jul 21 2019 10:38 am 0 Comments

Broward Great Blue white morph, exotic/hybrid waterfowl

Steven Kaplan Jul 20 2019 09:02 pm 2 Comments

Swallow Tailed Kites sighting

Nora Jul 20 2019 08:51 pm 0 Comments

Antillean Palm-Swift continues

Jim Sigsbee Jul 20 2019 05:18 pm 1 Comment

Blue-gray tanager

Tuly Datena Jul 19 2019 04:10 pm 0 Comments

Antillean Palm-Swift Continues on Grassy Key

Brian Rapoza Jul 18 2019 09:52 am 1 Comment

Bahama Mockingbird @ Bill Baggs Cape FL SP

Angel & Mariel Jul 10 2019 11:09 pm 0 Comments

Smooth-billed Ani 7/6/19

Cynthia Jul 06 2019 06:17 pm 0 Comments