From tiny Least Sandpipers to large wading birds such as Reddish Egrets and Wood Storks be prepared to fall in love with the Birds of Fort De Soto. Some birds live here year-round while other birds nest elsewhere and are spending their winter with us or are just passing through during their migratory routes North and South.
Fort De Soto delights birders and bird photographers from all across the globe with shorebirds, gulls, terns, wading birds, migratory songbirds, hawks, eagles, owls and more. Fort De Soto Park is one of the premier locations of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. In fact, Fort De Soto Park has become internationally famous as one of the premier birdwatching locations in the eastern United States.
A downloadable checklist for the Birds of Fort De Soto can be located here.