Birds of Corkscrew Swamp

Learn about the birds that nest and forage at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to a wide diversity of birds ranging from the iconic Wood Stork and majestic Bald Eagle to the tiny, soft-spoken Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and vociferous Black-bellied Whistling-Duck. Some are year-round residents while others pass through during arduous migrations. Others are seasonal and come for just the winter or spring.

Birds are important indicators of environmental health, and they inspire and delight people daily. Want to learn more about the birds of Corkscrew? We hope you do!

Birds of Corkscrew Swamp

Wood Storks

Wood Storks

Learn more about Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) in the Western Everglades.

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Wading Birds

Wading Birds

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary provides ideal habitat for numerous wading bird species.

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Abundant and Common Corkscrew Birds

Wood Stork

Latin:  Mycteria americana

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Latin:  Anhinga anhinga

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Great Egret

Latin:  Ardea alba

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Little Blue Heron

Latin:  Egretta caerulea

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Tricolored Heron

Latin:  Egretta tricolor

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Black-crowned Night-Heron

Latin:  Nycticorax nycticorax

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Latin:  Nyctanassa violacea

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Black Vulture

Latin:  Coragyps atratus

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Turkey Vulture

Latin:  Cathartes aura

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Swallow-tailed Kite

Latin:  Elanoides forficatus

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Red-shouldered Hawk

Latin:  Buteo lineatus

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Mourning Dove

Latin:  Zenaida macroura

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Common Ground Dove

Latin:  Columbina passerina

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Barred Owl

Latin:  Strix varia

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Chimney Swift

Latin:  Chaetura pelagica

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Latin:  Archilochus colubris

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Latin:  Melanerpes carolinus

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Latin:  Sphyrapicus varius

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Downy Woodpecker

Latin:  Dryobates pubescens

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Pileated Woodpecker

Latin:  Dryocopus pileatus

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Eastern Phoebe

Latin:  Sayornis phoebe

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Great Crested Flycatcher

Latin:  Myiarchus crinitus

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White-eyed Vireo

Latin:  Vireo griseus

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Blue-headed Vireo

Latin:  Vireo solitarius

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Blue Jay

Latin:  Cyanocitta cristata

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Tree Swallow

Latin:  Tachycineta bicolor

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Tufted Titmouse

Latin:  Baeolophus bicolor

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Carolina Wren

Latin:  Thryothorus ludovicianus

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Latin:  Polioptila caerulea

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Gray Catbird

Latin:  Dumetella carolinensis

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Northern Mockingbird

Latin:  Mimus polyglottos

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Northern Waterthrush

Latin:  Parkesia noveboracensis

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Black-and-white Warbler

Latin:  Mniotilta varia

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Common Yellowthroat

Latin:  Geothlypis trichas

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Northern Parula

Latin:  Setophaga americana

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Palm Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga palmarum

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Pine Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga pinus

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Yellow-throated Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga dominica

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Northern Cardinal

Latin:  Cardinalis cardinalis

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Painted Bunting

Latin:  Passerina ciris

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Red-winged Blackbird

Latin:  Agelaius phoeniceus

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Common Grackle

Latin:  Quiscalus quiscula

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