The Florida State Bird

Yes, it seems odd to have a bird called the “northern” mockingbird as the state bird of Florida, considering we are the southern-most continental state in the country.

The Smaller Birds of the Sand

“In the tropics, it’s the big white birds that seem to get all the attention … there are some small birds that can keep you entertained for hours. They are the unsung heroes of the beach. These include the sandpipers, sanderlings and even the black birds.”