In Florida 512 bird species are listed by the state Ornithological Society (as of Aug 2011).
The Florida Scrub-Jay is the only endemic bird.
Many thanks...to several people for their friendliness and helpful advice, especially...
...Sandy Falcon (and yes that's her real name) at the Lyonia Environmental Center.
...Gary and Vicky Whiting at the Alligator Park.
...and several others we met along the way.
Bird watchers top my honors list.
I aimed to be one, but I missed.
Since I’m both myopic and astigmatic,
My aim turned out to be erratic,
And I, bespectacled and binocular,
Exposed myself to comment jocular.