Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Wildlife

Wildlife

Florida is home to many unique species of wildlife. Researchers throughout the state work to collect and provide information that will help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission protect, conserve, and manage the state's wildlife resources.



About Wildlife Research

The Wildlife Research Laboratory is a major field office of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Biologists conduct individual research and monitoring projects and participate in cooperative work with other state, federal and university personnel.

Birds

Bald Eagle Nest Locator | Bird Mortality Reporting | Breeding Bird Atlas | Florida Grasshopper Sparrow | Florida Shorebird Database | Ivory-billed Woodpecker | Mottled Ducks | Painted Bunting | Southeastern American Kestrel | Waterbird Colony Locator | Whooping Crane | Wood Storks

Right Whales

Right Whale Information | Right Whale Conservation | Image Gallery

Sea Turtles

January 2010 Cold-Stunning Event | Florida's Sea Turtles | Nesting | Mortality in Florida | Research Projects | Threats to Sea Turtles

Amphibians and Reptiles

Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Florida | Area Surveys for Amphibians and Reptiles | Nonnative Species | Harvest of Amphibians and Reptiles | Alligator Snapping Turtle | Barbour’s Map Turtle | Diamondback Terrapins | Flatwoods Salamanders | Florida Frog Photos | Gopher Tortoise | Indigo Snake | Pine Barrens Treefrog | Striped Newt | Winter-Breeding Amphibian Surveys | Report Florida Keys Reptiles and Amphibians

Terrestrial Mammals

Florida Black Bear | Florida Panther | Perdido Key Beach Mouse | Public Asked to Share Mink Sightings | White-tailed Deer

Wildlife Health

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) veterinary staff and wildlife biologists work with state and federal partners to monitor for and respond to many wildlife disease outbreaks, such as avian influenza, swine influenza, mange in bears, chronic wasting disease in deer, and die-offs of other terrestrial wildlife.



FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes eat aquatic invertebrates (insects, crustaceans and mollusks), small vertebrates (fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals), roots, acorns and berries.

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