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The wildlife of Florida is rich and varied, yet most of us are familiar with only a dozen or so species: the "flagship" endangered species such as manatees and panthers; those, like raccoons and squirrels, that have adapted to urban environments; the frightening alligators and black bears; and those like the armadillo who can't seem to cross the road. Yet they are just a few of the many animal species found in Florida.
 
Florida panther, photo courtesy of SWFMD
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Bird, butterfly, and wildlife gardening
Create a bit of habitat in your yard.
Local endangered and threatened animals
List which animals in your county are in danger of extinction.
Protected species
Amphibians, birds, corals, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, molluscs, reptiles
SFWMD
The South Florida Water Management District, lots of Everglades and other wetlands information and photographs.
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Amphibians
Amphiumas, mudpuppies, newts, salamanders, sirens, frogs and toads
Birds
Birds of prey, songbirds, upland birds
Butterflies
Brushfoots, gossamer-wings, metalmarks, snouts, sulphurs, swallowtails, whites
Mammals
Armadillos, bears, beavers, bobcats, deer, feral pigs, foxes, manatees, minks, moles, opossums, otters, panthers, pocket gophers, rabbits, raccoons, seals, shrews, skunks, squirrels, weasels  (more to come!)
Reptiles
Alligators and crocodiles, anoles, geckos, lizards, skinks, turtles
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Birdwatching
What you need and where to go.
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How to find the best spots.
Bird and Wildlife Cams
Or stay right where you are.
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