• Greater sandhill cranes arrive to winter.
  • Watch for northern harriers gliding low over the marshes.
  • Peak month for roadkills of black bears.
  • Peak of deer rutting in central and north Florida.
  • Cedar waxwings, phoebes, robins and other northern songbirds arrive for the winter.
  • Florida manatees start to head south to warm water sites when temperatures drop.
  • Seasonal manatee Speed Zones change on Florida's waterways.
  • Ornate chorus frogs begin calling.
  • Look for downy, hairy, red-bellied, and red-headed woodpeckers on suet feeders.
  • White pelicans begin migrating south to Florida.
  • Bald eagles begin their nesting season. Look for spectacular aerial courtship displays.
  • Cypress trees begin turning rust color.
  • Winter rains, shorter days and cooler temperatures present the perfect time for adding to your yard plants that provide food for wildlife.


FWC Facts:
Over 200 species of birds migrate between their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada and their wintering areas in Mexico, Central and South America or the Caribbean.

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