Here’s a great way to see what birds people are seeing where! Feel free to post what you see at Castellow here for all to share!

The following is a comprehensive checklist of birds that have been identified by competent observers within the boundary of Castellow Hammock Park (and overhead) since 1974.

Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Wood Duck
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
American Swallow-tailed Kite
Bald Eagle*
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American KestrelMerlin
Peregrine Falcon
Northern Bobwhite
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove***
White-crowned Pigeon
White-winged Dove***
Eurasian Collared Dove***
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Rose-winged Parakeet***
Monk Parakeet***
Black-cheeked Parakeet***
Canary-winged Parakeet***
Peach-faced Lovebird***
Sulphur-and-white-breasted Toucan***
Yellow Billed Cuckoo
Mangrove Cuckoo
Smooth-billed Ani
Common Barn-Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Antillean Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird **
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Loggerhead Shrike
European Starling***
Hill Myna***
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Black-whiskered Vireo
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Swainson’s Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Rufous-sided Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Boat-tailed Grackle
Common Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Shiny Cowbird
Spot-breasted Oriole
Northern (Baltimore) Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow***

*       = overhead
**      = unconfirmed 2006 report
***    = introduced; not native to South Florida



Rough Green Snake   (Opheodrys aestivus)
Red Rat (Corn) Snake   (Elaphe guttata)
Yellow Rat Snake   (Elaphe obsoleta)
Southern Ringneck Snake   (Diadophis punctatus)
Florida Brown Snake   (Storeria dekayi)
Everglades Racer   (Coluber constrictor)
Brahminy Blind Snake*   (Ramphotyphlops braminus)
Eastern Coral Snake (venomous)   (Micrurus fulvius)
Florida Box Turtle   (Terrapene carolina)
Carolina Anole   (Anolis carolinensis)
Brown Anole*   (Anolis sagrei)
Bark Anole*   (Anolis distichus)
Cuban Knight Anole*   (Anolis equestris)
Red-headed Agama*   (Agama agama )
Brown Basilisk*   (Basiliscus vittatus)
Green Iguana*   (Iguana iguana)
Tokay Gecko*   (Gekko gecko)
Mediterranean Gecko*   (Hemidactylus turcicus)
Indo-Pacific Gecko*   (Hemidactylus garnotii)
West African Gecko*   (Hemidactylus mabouia)
Florida Reef Gecko   (Sphaerodactylus notatus)
Southeastern Five-lined Skink   (Eumeces inexpectatus)
Brown Skink   (Scincella lateralis)

*  =  Non-native species


Little Grass Frog   (Pseudacris ocularis)
Greenhouse Frog*   (Eleutherodactylus planirostris)
Cuban Tree Frog*   (Osteopilus septentrionalis)
Southeastern Narrowmouth Frog   (Gastrophryne carolinensis)
Southern Toad   (Bufo terrestris)
Giant (Marine) Toad*   (Bufo marinus)

*  =  Non-native species



Eastern Spotted Skunk    (Spirogale putorius)
Eastern Gray Squirrel   (Sciurus virginianus)
Southern Flying Squirrel   (Glaucomys volans)
House Mouse*   (Mus musculus)
Hispid Cotton Rat   (Sigmodon hispidus)
Black Rat*   (Rattus rattus)
Norway Rat*   (Rattus norvegicus)
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit   (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Marsh Rabbit   (Sylvilagus palustris)
Raccoon   (Procyon lotor)
Opossum   (Didelphis virginiana)
Gray Fox   (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Southern Short-tailed Shrew   (Blarina carolinensis)
Least Shrew   (Cryptotis parva)
Evening Bat   (Nycticeius humeralis)
Brazilian Free-tailed Bat   (Tadarida brasiliensis)
Florida Bonneted Bat   (Eumops floridanus)
Seminole Bat   (Lasiurus seminolus)

*  =  Non-native species



The following is a comprehensive checklist of butterflies that have been identified by competent observers within the boundary of Castellow Hammock Park since 1974.

Polydamas Swallowtail    (Battus polydamas)
Zebra Swallowtail    (Eurytides marcellus)
Black Swallowtail    (Papilio polyxenes)
Florida White    (Appias drusilla)
Checkered White    (Pontia protodice)
Cabbage White    (Pieris rapae)
Great Southern White    (Ascia monuste)
Clouded Sulphur    (Colias philodice)
Cloudless Sulphur    (Phoebis sennae)
Orange-barred Sulphur    (Phoebis philea)
Large Orange Sulphur    (Phoebis agarithe)
Statira Sulphur    (Phoebis statira)
Lyside Sulphur    (Kricogonia lyside)
Barred Yellow    (Eurema daira)
Little Yellow    (Eurema lisa)
Mimosa Yellow    (Eurema nice)
Dina Yellow    (Eurema dina)
Sleepy Orange    (Eurema nicippe)
Dainty Sulphur    (Nathalis iole)
Atala Hairstreak    (Eumaeus atala)
Amethyst Hairstreak    (Chlorostrymon maesites)
Silver-banded Hairstreak    (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
White M Hairstreak    (Parrhasius m-album)
Gray Hairstreak    (Strymon melinus)
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak    (Strymon martialis)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak    (Strymon columella)
Fulvous Hairstreak    (Electrostrymon angelia)
Red-banded Hairstreak    (Calycopis cecrops)
Gray Ministreak    (Ministrymon azia)
Cassius Blue    (Leptotes cassius)
Ceraunus Blue    (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Gulf Fritillary    (Agraulis vanillae)
Julia    (Dryas iulia)
Variegated Fritillary    (Euptoieta claudia)
Cuban Crescent    (Phyciodes frisia)
Phaon Crescent    (Phyciodes phaon)
Pearl Crescent    (Phyciodes tharos)
Red Admiral    (Vanessa atalanta)
Common Buckeye    (Junonia coenia)
Tropical Buckeye    (Junonia genoveva)
White Peacock    (Anartia jatrophae)
Malachite    (Siproeta stelenes)
Viceroy    (Limenitis archippus)
Dingy Purplewing    (Eunica monima)
Florida Purplewing    (Eunica tatila)
Ruddy Daggerwing    (Marpesia petreus)
Carolina Satyr    (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
Georgia Satyr    (Neonympha areolata)
Monarch    (Danaus plexippus)
Queen    (Danaus gilippus)
Soldier   (Danaus eresimus)
Hammock Skipper    (Polygonus leo)
Long-tailed Skipper    (Urbanus proteus)
Dorantes Skipper    (Urbanus dorantes)
Florida Duskywing    (Ephyriodes brunneus)
Horace’s Duskywing    (Erynnis horatius)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper    (Pyrgus oileus)
Three-spotted Skipper    (Cymaenes tripunctus)
Clouded Skipper    (Lerema accius)
Southern Skipperling    (Copaeodes minumus)
Fiery Skipper    (Hylephila phyleus )
Baracoa Skipper    (Polites baracoa)
Whirlabout    (Polites vibex)
Southern Broken Dash    (Wallengrenia otho)
Sachem    (Atalopedes campestris)
Monk Skipper    (Asbolis capucinus)
Eufala Skipper    (Lerodea eufala)
Twin-spot Skipper    (Oligoria maculata)
Brazilian Skipper    (Calpodes ethlius)
Ocola Skipper    (Panoquina ocola)

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