Sitting in the hollow of an oak tree, a Barred Owl chick waits for a meal while its parents are out hunting.A Red Shouldered Hawk perches under the cover of a palm tree during the middle of the day at Myakka River State Park.Anhingas capture fish by swimming underwater. After an afternoon of fishing, this guy was warming up in the branches of a small tree near the shores of Lake Myakka.Sandhill crane parents patiently wait for these chicks to take the plunge into the water. Born on a floating island at Savannas Preserve State Park, they swam to shore only three days after being hatched.Some of our best wildlife can be found in our own back yards. "Harry" the Great Blue Heron loves to sit on our dock and fish for mullet.The skys above Corkscrew Santuary in Southwestern Florida illuminate some of the oldest cypress trees in the state.A White Ibis stares at the video camera with a puzzled look.  They probe the marsh with their long bills for insects, frogs, fish, or just about anything that's good to eat!This Green Heron patiently waits on a branch for a small fish to swim by at Everglades National Park.One of the most unusual birds that live in Florida, this Roseate Spoonbill take a break from feeding at Merritt Island National Wildlife Preserve near the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral.The Loggerhead Shrike looks cute, but this is the only song bird that acts like a bird of prey. Killing other birds as well as small lizards and rodents, it impales its prey on a thorn or tree branch before eating them.A Snowy Egret perches on top of a mangrove branch. Hunted nearly to the point of extinction at the turn of the 20th century, these birds are made a wonderful comeback.The Northern Mockingbird is Florida's state bird. Mockingbirds can be very aggressive and defend a territory of up to 2 acres.
Discover What's In Your Back Yard
You never know what you might find right outside your door
While we often think of Florida as a state with a wonderful winter climate and great beaches, Florida's natural beauty goes far beyond our ocean shores.

Celebrate the beauty of Florida's wild side by viewing the pages of this web site. Want to know more about Florida's birds? Listen to the Audubon Moment.

Sponsored by your local Audubon Chapter, each segment of the Audubon Moment provides details about a specific species of bird that can be found in Florida.

From the hundreds of bird species, to our population of alligators, and manatees, Florida's wildlife is here for all of us to enjoy and protect.

It's not that difficult to enjoy the wildlife and flora that's found in Florida. All it takes is a little time and effort to get in the car and visit some of the many county, state, and national parks that are here to preserve our natural beauty.

Sometimes, all it takes is to step outside your door and just sit and watch what happens! You would be surprised at how much wildlife can be found just around your home or neighborhood.

So welcome to our web site and hopefully we can inspire you to meet a few of your neighbors that live life on the wild side!