201508.30
Aviary Update: Roseate Spoonbill

Aviary Update: Roseate Spoonbill

The uniquely billed, Roseate Spoonbill is on many a Florida Birder’s Life List and is one of the most popular galleries in the Telephoto Florida Aviary. Although widespread throughout Florida, the spoonbill is not a commonly seen bird and one has to make an effort to find them where they live and roost. Spoonbill can be…

201503.14
Northern Cardinals added to Aviary

Northern Cardinals added to Aviary

The Northern Cardinal may be one of the most recognizable birds in North America. The male with his bright red feathers, crested head, short cone-shaped bill reddish bill and black mask can be heard singing proudly from high in the tree tops – “Cue-cue-cue.” “Cheer-cheer-cheer.” The females have the same black face and red-orange bill…

201503.06
Boat-tailed Grackle added to the Aviary

Boat-tailed Grackle added to the Aviary

The Boat-tailed Grackle is one of only about a dozen bird species that are endemic to the United States (i.e., found nowhere else in the world). These loud, often obnoxious, blackbirds are found along the salt water coast and inland in Florida. You can’t miss their long keel-shaped tail, their helicopter sounding wing beat or their iridescent black plumage,…

201411.15
Osprey – Added to the Aviary

Osprey – Added to the Aviary

The Osprey is often called the “Fish Hawk” and for very good reason. Fish consists of about 99% of its diet. An amazing fisherman, the osprey locates its prey from the air, often hovering prior to plunging feet-first into the water to seize a fish (much like an eagle). When transporting the catch to the nest (or…

201411.09
Woodpeckers – Added to the Aviary

Woodpeckers – Added to the Aviary

The Telephoto Florida Aviary (TPFA) is proud to present, in conjunction with the Lonestar North Photographic Collection, The Birds of Florida. As new photos and species are added to the Aviary, they will be celebrated in post like this. First up: The Woodpecker, inspired by the single offspring (that never fledged), of a nesting pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, in the backyard World Headquarters of TPF. …