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Focal Species

The Florida Shorebird Database collects data on several species of shorebirds and seabirds observed in Florida (for comprehensive list, see species list). Since the database is divided into breeding and non-breeding sections, our focal species are separated into breeding and non-breeding lists. Keep in mind that many species that nest in Florida also occur in the state as non-breeders (i.e. migrants and/or winter residents).

These guides provide links to detailed species accounts in The Birds of North America- Online, which include helpful tips for identifying these species and information on natural history (when species nest, habitat needs, etc.).




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