Photos and reports of birds seen in our area in recent months will be posted here with the approximate location.  While the main focus will be on the Frostproof – Babson Park – Lake Wales area, sightings throughout Polk County will be included as well.  If you wish to contribute a photo or photos, please send them to jomarlin@bellsouth.net along with where and when it was taken, and any other pertinent information.  Recent sightings only, please!  No picture, no problem, just send an email with the information.


  • Two notable species among the many winter visitors were a Rufous Hummingbird, seen in Babson Park in November, 2020, and Purple Martins occupying the new PM houses at the shore of Crooked Lake, near the end of the Lake Trail.

Seen for about a week during November, 2020, in Babson Park.

At the new Purple Martin houses near the end of the Lake Trail.