Miami Exotics Tour 2024

On Saturday, February 24, ten birders joined Luis Gonzalez and Brian Rapoza for Tropical Audubon’s Miami Exotics tour. Locations visited in search of exotics (non-native/introduced species) included Tropical Park, Brewer Park, Pine Woods Park, Coral Reef Park, Dolphin Mall, Pine Tree Park and Morningside Park. Of the sixty-five species tallied during the day, twenty were exotics:

  • Egyptian Goose
  • Muscovy Duck
  • Indian Peafowl
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove
  • Gray-headed Swamphen
  • Monk Parakeet
  • Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
  • Orange-winged Parrot
  • Blue-and-yellow Macaw
  • Chestnut-fronted Macaw
  • Mitred Parakeet
  • Red-masked Parakeet
  • White-eyed Parakeet
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul
  • European Starling
  • Common Myna
  • House Sparrow
  • Spot-breasted Oriole
  • Scaly-breasted Munia

An eBird trip report that includes checklists for every location visited and a list of every species tallied can be viewed here.

Blue-and-yellow Macaws: Photo by Brian Rapoza