List follows Clements 1991 order (mostly)
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about each species
Ducks, Swans, Geese
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
Ibis and Spoonbills
New World Vultures
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites
Falcons and Caracaras
Quail and Turkeys
Rails and Coots
Avocets and Stilts
Gulls and Terns
Pigeons and Doves
New World Cuckoos
Crows and Jays
Mockingbirds and Thrashers
Chickadees and Titmice
Old World Sparrow
Siskins and Finches
New World Warblers
Tanagers, Grosbeaks and Buntings
Blackbirds, Grackles, and Orioles
Polk County Bird list
About Charles Geanangel
About Polk County, Florida...
At 2,000 square miles Polk County, is larger than many American states 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 located east of Lakeland.
The Green Swamp, about 500,000 acres, which is located in the northern
one third of the County.
Abandoned orange groves scattered throughout the central part of the
The active Polk Phosphate Mines (PPM), clay settling pits and
reclaimed areas of 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
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 ReserveLakeland
Saddle Creek Park, Lakeland
Sumica Preserve 10 miles east of Lake Wales
Tenoroc Fish Management Area north of Lakeland
IMC-Agrico Peace River Park, south of Bartow
Little Gator Creek Reserve, north of Lakeland