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Ongoing surveys of birds at the Deering Estate have recorded over 170 resident and migratory species, including sightings of rare species such as Mangrove Cuckoo, White crowned pigeon, Black-whiskered Vireo, and Limpkin which occur often enough to excite even the most experienced bird watcher

The Deering Estate is part of the Biscayne Bay IBA (Important Bird Area) and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, a 2,000-mile, self-guided trail traversing 500 sites located throughout Florida and selected for their excellent bird watching, wildlife viewing and educational opportunities. Below are some species photographed at Deering Estate.

Yellow-throated Warbler bird

Yellow-rumped Warbler Mango Grove

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (People’s-Dock)

Western Spindalis Pineland

Spotted Sandpiper Boat Basin bird

Red-tailed Hawk Pineland bird

Red breasted Merganser (Boat Basin)

Prothonotary Warbler (Mango Grove)

Mourning Dove (Pineland)

Mangrove Cuckoo (Avocado Grove) bird

Limpkin by Elias South Addition

Killdeer on Nest Pump Station

Chipping Sparrow Feeders

Common Loon (Boat Basin)

Broad-winged Hawk (NA Trail)

Key West Quail Dove by Elias NA Trail

Great Crested Flycatcher Mango Grove

Eastern Screech Owl (Main Entrance)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Carriage House)

Barred Owl (Cutler Creek)

Bahama Mockingbird (Avocado Grove)