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Crossley, Richard, 2011.  The Crossley ID Guide.  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

Dunn, Jon L. & Alderfer, Jon.  2011.   Field Guide to the Birds of North America (sixth edition).  National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.

Howell, Steve N.G. & Dunn, Jon.   2007.   Gulls of the Americas.   Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, NY.

Kale, Herbert W.  &  Maehr, David S.  1990.  Florida's Birds.  Pineapple Press, Sarasota, FL

Kaufman, Kenn.   2000.   Field Guide to Birds of North America.  Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, NY.

Kroodsma, Donald.   2005.   The Singing Life of Birds.  Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, NY

Liguori, Jerry.   2011.  Hawks at a Distance.   Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

Morris, Arthur  1996.  Beautiful Beachcombers  Shorebirds.  Northword Press, Minnetonka, MN.

O'Brien, Michael & Crossley, Richard & Karlson, Kevin.   2006.   The Shorebird Guide.   Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.

Peterson, Roger Tory.   2010.  Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America.   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, New York, NY.

Pranty, Bill.   2005.   A Birder's Guide to Florida.   American Birding Association, Inc.

Sibley, David Allen.  2014.   The Sibley Guide to Birds (second edition).  Chanticleer Press, New York, NY.

Sibley, David Allen.  2001.  The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior.  Alfred A. Knopt, New York, NY.

Smith, Ron.  2011.  A Birder’s Guide to Pinellas County (Florida).  Precision Litho Service, Clearwater, FL.

Stephenson, Tom & Whittle, Scott.   2013.   The Warbler Guide.  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

Stevenson, Henry M., Anderson, Bruce H. 1994.  The Birdlife of Florida.  University Press of Florida.

Stokes, Donald & Lillian.  2010.  Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America.  Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY.

Williams, Winston.  1983.   Florida's Fabulous Waterbirds. World Publications, Tampa, FL.

Williams, Winston.   1986.   Florida's Fabulous Birds.   World Publications, Tampa, FL.

Following are some popular references on the fauna and flora of Florida and the rest of the United States.


Alden, Peter & Cech, Rick & Nelson, Gil.  1998.  National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida.  Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY. 

Kavanagh, James.   2013.   The Nature of Florida.   Waterford Press Inc, Dunedin, FL

Scheffel, Richard L.  1991.  Nature in America.  Reader's Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY.

Sobezak, Charles.  2011.   The Living Gulf Coast.   Indigo Press, Sanibel, FL.


Dunkle, Sidney W.  2000.  Dragonflies through Binoculars.  Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Glassberg, Jeffrey  1999.  Butterflies through Binoculars  The East  The East.  Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Glassberg, Jeffrey, Minno, Marc C., & Calhoun, John V.  2000.  Butterflies through Binoculars  Florida.  Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Holm, Heather.   2014.   Pollinators of Native Plants.   Pollination Press, Minnetonka, MN.

Kaufman, Kenn & Eaton, Eric. R.  2007.  Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America.  Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY.

Nikula, Blair & Sones, Jackie.  2002.  Stoke's Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies.  Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA.

Opler, Paul A. & Malikul, Vichai   1998.  Peterson Field Guides Eastern Butterflies.  HoughtonMifflin Company, New York, NY.

Wilson, Joseph S. & Carril, Olivia Messinger.   2016.   The Bees in Your Back Yard.   Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.


Gingerich, Jerry Lee.   1999.  Florida's Fabulous Mammals.  World Publications, Tampa, FL.


Anderson, Robert.   1985.   Guide to Florida Turtles.   Winner Enterprises, Altamonte Springs, FL.

Ashton, Ray E. Jr. and Ashton, Patricia Sawyer.   1985.   Handbook of Reptiles and Amphibians of Florida; Part Two; Lizards, Turtles, & Crocodilians.   Windward Publishing, Miami, FL.

Carmichael, Pete and Williams, Winston. 1991.  Florida's Fabulous Reptiles & Amphibians.  World Publications, Tampa, FL.

Tennant, Alan, 1997,  A Field Guide to Snakes of Florida, Gulf Publishing Company


Nelson, Gil. 1994. The Trees of Florida. Pineapple Press, Sarasota, FL.

Stevenson, George B. 1996. Palms of South Florida.  University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Williams, Winston.  1986. Florida's Fabulous Trees.  World Publications, Tampa, FL.

Wild Flowers

Bell, c. Richie & Taylor, Bryan J.   1982.   Florida Wild Flowers.   Laurel Hill Press, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Daniels, Jaret c. & Tekielo, Stan.   2010.   Wildflowers of Florida.   Adventure Publications Inc., Cambridge, MN.

Hammer, Roger L. 2002.  Everglades Wildflowers.  The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, Connecticut.

Neyland, Ray.   2009.   Wildflowers of the Coastal Plain.   Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA

Taylor, Walter Kingsley.   2013.  Florida Wildflowers.  University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Thieret, John W.  2001.  National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers Eastern Region. Chanticleer Press, New York, NY.

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