A Birder’s Guide to Florida


Where to go birding in the great state of Florida? Here you go, start planning! 5th Edition of this fantastic guide.

update 11/20/21: This book is out of stock and we’re unsure if we can get it again.

Out of stock


Author: Bill Pranty
ISBN: 9781878788245
Publisher: American Birding Association
Year of Publication: 2018
434 pages

update 11/20/21: This book is out of stock and we’re unsure if we can get it again.

Florida is one of the most popular birding destinations in the Western Hemisphere—and it is well-served by the most popular bird finding guide ever published, Bill Pranty’s A Birder’s Guide to Florida, first released in 1996.

For international birders Florida offers an accessible, comfortable introduction to subtropical birding. North America birders savor Florida as the place to see species not found elsewhere in the US or Canada, such as Snail Kite, Short-tailed Hawk,Black-hooded Parakeet, Mangrove Cuckoo, Black-whiskered Vireo, or Florida Scrub-Jay. These are but a few of the Florida specialties that make a trip to the Sunshine State such an exciting adventure for birders.

Bill Pranty, with the help of dozens of the State’s birders, has now rewritten and published this acclaimed 5th edition. More than 330 birding sites are described, and more than 400 species accounts are now included.

A Birder’s Guide to Florida’s comprehensive introduction helps birders to understand seasonal bird distribution in Florida’s various habitats. Whether you are hoping to see fairly common birds such as White-crowned Pigeon, or are searching for elusive birds such as Black Rail, or wish to be surprised by the discovery of an unconventional bird such as Scaly-headed Parrot, this bird finding guide and your field guide are the only books you’ll need!


  • Fifth Edition
  • More than 300 sites
  • Paperback

Additional information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × .98 × 8.5 in