Advancing Ornithology in Florida. Supporting Research and Education about Birds. Uniting Amateurs and Professionals in the Study of Wild Birds.

Submit an Observation

Field observations consist of significant bird observations compiled by the Field Observations Committee (FOC). Electronic submissions to the FOC should be in the following format: species, number of individuals, age and sex of the bird(s), color morph if applicable, location (including county), date, observer(s), and significance. Seasons are winter (December-February), spring (March-May, Summer (June-July), and fall (August-November). Submit observations to the regional compilers within two weeks after the close of each season, or to the state compiler within one month.

Tampa Bay Area (Ron Smith)
- Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties


Orlando Metro Area (Bruce Anderson)  - Lake, Orange, and Seminole counties


Central Atlantic Coast (VACANT) - Brevard, Indian River, Martin, and Volusia counties


Southern Florida (VACANT) - Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties


Western Panhandle (Bob and Lucy Duncan) - Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties


Southern Gulf Coast (Charlie Ewell)  - Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties


Northwestern Peninsula (Bev Hansen)  - Alachua, Citrus, Hernando, Levy, and Marion counties


South-Central Interior (VACANT)  - Highlands, Polk, Okeechobee, and Osceola counties


Eastern Panhandle (John Murphy) - Franklin, Leon, and Wakulla counties


Jacksonville Metro Area (Kevin Dailey) - Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties


State Comp (Kevin Dailey) - any other county within two weeks after the close of a season, or any part of Florida more than two weeks after close of season