Meet Sanibel South, a special swallow-tailed kite from Sanibel, who made the longest kite journey ever recorded. Read about her extraordinary journey.
This short video highlights the threats Sanibel shorebirds face everyday on the beach and showcases simple ways beachgoers can be good neighbors to shorebirds and other coastal wildlife. This video was created by the City of Sanibel in partnership with the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, SCCF, and the Ding Darling Society.
The goal of this list is to educate our community on the breadth of birdlife that has made use of our islands—whether a full-time resident species or an individual making a brief stop during migration.
Species lists are an important tool for public outreach, as we aim to promote community and individual stewardship over our wildlife. This list is also valuable for science and conservation, as we continue to assess and monitor species richness and composition at a time when it has become increasingly important to manage our landscapes for biodiversity.
We have formatted this list into a birdwatcher-friendly checklist, so island residents and visitors will be able to document the species they see as they birdwatch around the islands. This list can be used digitally, or downloaded and printed. In the digital .pdf format, users can click on the common names of bird species to be directed to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s AllAboutBirds.org, a comprehensive resource for information about bird species, including multimedia, range maps, and tips for identification.