Feel free to use our site for planning future visits; however, at present many of our favorite birding sites are impacted by Coronavirus COVID-19. This is a very dynamic situation so we recommend that you confirm if a site is open before heading out.
If you decide to go birding, please remember to practice social-distancing. You should not share optics and should stay 6 feet away from fellow birders. If you go birding with friends, meet them at your destination to avoid carpooling.
Welcome to Bird Orlando!
We developed this site to help the more than 75 million people who visit the Orlando area every year, many of whom, we believe, are interested in birds. We wanted a site that helps visitors learn about the region and where they can go to see some amazing birds (and other creatures). We specifically designed our site for families with non-birders, so most of the recommended sites include other interesting Florida-based creatures, such as alligators, manatees, armadillos and the like. This is definitely still a work-in-progress so we welcome your suggestions.
Below is a map of the Central Flordia area with our favorite birding locations. Most of the locations are free (shown with a binocular symbol). A few have a small charge (the $ symbol); however, we believe these are great value (and certainly nothing like the theme park prices!). Clicking on the map symbols shows the address, a link to our page about the location and the “directions” link. Each page includes our description, a few photos, some important information and directions to the location. Enjoy!