Birding Opportunities on the Eglin Reservation

Whether you have a life-list or are just beginning as a birding enthusiast, Eglin reservation has some outstanding opportunities for you.  Check out our many different ecosystems for rare and special birds.  Have you ever seen a red-cockaded woodpecker family foraging?  Or great blue herons and snowy egrets gliding over the treetops?  If you're looking for a bit of color, keep your eyes open for summer tanagers and indigo buntings.  And don't forget to catch a glimpse of our coastal views, where American avocets and black skimmers can be observed.

Birding Links

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society

Choctawhatchee Audubon Website

Checklist of Area Birds
(click to download the .pdf)

The American Birding Association ABA Website
Audubon Guide to North American Birds Audubon Field Guide
eBird Main eBird Website  eBird Checklist

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You can also download the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Merlin Bird ID App for FREE to assist with identifying birds in the field (apple and android versions available): Merlin Bird ID App

All visitors to the Eglin reservation must have the correct permit.  See Outdoor Recreation Permits for more information.

View our Outdoor Recreation, Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Regulations for more information.