Rare Bird Reports

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Help Us Document Rare Birds in Florida

You are invited to submit reports for evaluation by the Florida Ornithological Society Records Committee (FOSRC). Reports should be for two categories of species:

1. Naturally occurring species that are new to Florida (do not occur on the Official State List) or

2. Species known to occur in Florida that sufficiently rare or difficult to identify to warrant FOSRC evaluation. Species in this latter group are annotated with an asterisk in the Official State List of the Birds of Florida.

Have a Field Observation?

Field observations consist of significant bird observations compiled by the Florida Ornithological Society Field Observations Committee. “Significant” observations include: high numbers of individuals, unusual distribution (i.e., not usually found in that location), or records that are early or late compared to the local or regional historical trends. To submit an observation, please click on the link below. FOS Field Observations include eBird data and independent submissions by individuals. These observations are published quarterly in the Florida Field Naturalist.

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