Birding Southeast USA

The list of avian specialties of the southeastern states is long: anhinga, wood stork, glossy ibis, snail and scissor-tailed kites, limpkin, black skimmer, chuck-will’s-widow, red-headed and red-cockaded woodpeckers, fish crow, and Swainson’s warbler—to name just a few. Bayous, white-powdery sand beaches of the Gulf Coast, mangrove thickets, ‘gator-infested swamps, Spanish moss, estuaries and bays, the Southeast is endlessly diverse. Clouds of millions of shorebirds on DelMarVa Peninsula (the spit of land between the Delaware and Chesapeake bays that includes parts of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) are a spectacle worthy of any bird watcher’s bucket list.