Avon Park AF Range

Lee and Marian (Naturalist at Avon Park Range)

Lee and Marian (Naturalist at Avon Park Range)

They see the works of the LORD,… (Psalms 107:24a NKJV)

Avon Park Air Force Range

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) by Dan

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) by Dan

We had the priviledge of volunteering at the Avon Park Air Force Range for about 4 months back in 2004. We stayed on the range in our RV, so had many opportunities to observe birds and other wildlife. The park naturalist became a friend and she helped me with birdwatching. We also participated in the Christmas Bird Count that year. It is a huge area. It is about 17 miles from the front gate to the Kissimmee River. Birdwatching Adventures at the Avon Park AFR:


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Life List from E-bird for Avon Park Air Force Range:
1 Wild Turkey
2 Wood Stork
3 Anhinga
4 Great Blue Heron
5 Great Egret
6 Snowy Egret
7 Little Blue Heron
8 Tricolored Heron
9 Cattle Egret
10 White Ibis
11 Black Vulture
12 Turkey Vulture
13 Northern Harrier
14 Bald Eagle
15 Red-shouldered Hawk
16 Short-tailed Hawk
17 Purple Gallinule
18 Sandhill Crane
19 Killdeer
20 Greater Yellowlegs
21 Mourning Dove
22 Common Ground-Dove
23 Barred Owl
24 Belted Kingfisher
25 Red-bellied Woodpecker
26 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
27 Downy Woodpecker
28 Red-cockaded Woodpecker
29 Pileated Woodpecker
30 Crested Caracara
31 American Kestrel
32 Eastern Phoebe
33 Loggerhead Shrike
34 Blue-headed Vireo
35 Blue Jay
36 Florida Scrub-Jay
37 American Crow
38 Fish Crow
39 Tufted Titmouse
40 Brown-headed Nuthatch
41 Carolina Wren
42 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
43 Eastern Bluebird
44 Northern Mockingbird
45 Black-and-white Warbler
46 Palm Warbler
47 Pine Warbler
48 Yellow-rumped Warbler
49 Eastern Towhee
50 Northern Cardina
51 Red-winged Blackbird
52 Eastern Meadowlark
53 Common Grackle
54 Boat-tailed Grackle
55 Brown-headed Cowbird
56 American Goldfinch

Return to Birdwatching Trips

Life List of All Birds We Have Seen

Lee’s Life List of Birds on E-bird



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