This is our collection of the different Florida wildlife – mostly Florida birds and several alligators.
These are photos of the Black Skimmer, a bird commonly seen on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
They have protected nesting areas on many of the Gulf Coast beaches. Pictured here is the warning sign outside the protected area as well as close-up pictures of the Black Skimmer.
Nesting Area Sign – Tampa Bay area of Florida
Black Skimmers, Group Photo
Photos of the Snowy Egret.
This bird can often be seen near fishing docks. Easy to spot with their white feathers, yellow feet, black legs, and fluff of feathers at the top of their heads.
Photos of the Snowy Egret
taken at Pass-a-Grille Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida
Pictures of a group of Short-Billed Dowitcher birds. Photo taken May 2010 at Treasure Island – Gulf Coast Beach.
These birds can be seen running up to the waves just as they roll back into the ocean, and then running back as soon as the next wave comes.
This photo was taken at Indian Shores Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Brown Pelican was recently REMOVED from the endangered species list!
Brown Pelicans eat fish (from the ocean) so they should not be fed when you see them at the beach.
Pelicans are both friendly and peaceful.
This pelican was happy to be photographed for SharingFlorida.com
This is a Gopher Tortoise photographed at Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg, Florida.
These can be found in the state of Florida as well as in Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of Louisiana.
This is a bird commonly seen on the beach in Florida. These photos were taken at Anna Maria Island on the beach. The Royal Tern is not exclusive to Florida. Other US states in which this bird can be seen: Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama. This is a beach bird. Features: Black legs, yellow/orange beak, gray and white body and spiked crest and cap.