Birding Pinellas

Birding Pinellas and St. Petersburg Audubon Society

Welcome to Birding Pinellas, provided by the St. Petersburg Audubon Society. We're proud of our county, our county parks, our birds and our birders and invite you to join us in exploring one of the of the premier birding destinations in the southeastern United States. Birding Pinellas highlights some of our local treasures - parks and eBird hotspots where we find both resident species and migratory fly-ins.

Looking for some birding buddies? To find us in the field, sign up to receive a schedule of St. Petersburg Audubon Society (SPAS) programs & events. All SPAS programs and field trips are free and open to the public. You can connect with local birders on our Facebook page .

For more information about St. Petersburg Audubon Society - our educational outreach, local conservation initiatives, and opportunities for you to participate - visit our website at www.stpeteaudubon.org.

Birding Pinellas County - Parks & Hotspots

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Search by park name

The Parks Map provides a list of some of the most birded county/city parks in Pinellas County. Click on the park's name or map point to display links to the park's website, park location and directions, EBird lists and details, and a park review with seasonal highlights as well as insider tips for birding the location.

Search by species

Click on Pinellas Specialty Birds for a drop down menu of some of the most commonly sought after list-builders seen in Pinellas County. Map points will indicate some of the best locations for finding your target bird(s).

Preview facilities

Want to check out facilities before visiting? Pinellas County parks are amongst the most best-kept parks in the state. Almost all provide excellent facilities, including picnic grounds, restrooms and water fountains. Many parks offer wheelchair access. Visit the park website for details (hours, facilities, schedule of fees). Some of the birding locations we've listed aren't parks, but are eBird hotspots, with few/no facilities - we've made note of those in the pop-up.

To use Birding Pinellas in the field, we suggest bookmarking the low image Map page.

Build your Life List - Bird with St. Petersburg Audubon Society

A life-list keeps you mindful, motivated and is a good yardstick. Life-lists are the stuff ‘Type A’ birders are made of and equally worthwhile for everyone else. Have one. - The Birdvangelist

Download the SPAS Pinellas County Bird Checklist

Download the FWC Checklist .


All SPAS programs are fee and open to the public. Join us in the field or at one of our monthly meetings/programs. Visit our website for details.

Park reviews on Birding Pinellas were written by Ron Smith, author of The Birds of Pinellas County and A Birder's Guide to Pinellas County. For a more in-depth look at Pinellas County hotspots, as well as a history of birding within the county, we suggest picking up a copy of The Birds of Pinellas County, available for purchase here. All proceeds from the book's sale benefit St. Petersburg Audubon Society.

Bird with the author! Join Ron Smith and St. Petersburg Audubon the first Saturday of the month at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

Want to see more of the real Florida? For state-wide wildlife checklists, trip planning and birding sites, visit The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.


Share your knowledge!

Birding Pinellas is a new site, and we welcome your feedback. Can you offer a park review? Suggestion? Contact us at webeditor@stpeteaudubon.org.