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Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.

Grab your checklist of Florida Birds  and get out there!  Sarasota County has a diverse range of habitats that provide feeding, resting and nesting sites for more than 300 species of birds.

The Great Florida Birding Trail lists seventeen sites in Sarasota County, thirteen of which are part of our park system.

With such diversity it’s no wonder that Sarasota County parks attract birders from far and wide.

Fun Facts:

  • Celery Fields’ bird list includes more than 225 species.
  • Shamrock Park and Caspersen Beach Park include rare scrub habitat, the only habitat of the endangered Florida Scrub Jay.
  • The Great Florida Birding Trail includes 13 Sarasota County park or preserve sites.
  • Three species of birds nest on our Sarasota County beaches: Black skimmers, least terns and snowy plovers.

Least Tern chick at the beach

Links:

 Contact Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources
Call us at 941-861-5000 ParksOnline@scgov.net
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Follow us on Instagram PRNR Director, Carolyn Brown