Swallow-tailed Kite Sightings

Order: Accipitriformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Elanoides Species: Elanoides forficatus

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Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 5131
Location: Ocala, FL, USA
Date Sighted: 2020-05-12 #Seen: 1
User#: amelapa
Site Description: Back yard within Ocala, FL city limits
Comment : At approximately 8:15 AM EST a swallow-tailed kite swooped down and plucked a baby cardinal from a nest in a shrub/tree in my back yard. I had noticed the kites flying unusually low and closer to the house the past couple of days. I hope the other two baby cardinals have a chance to fly!


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 4553
Location: Leesburg, Florida, USA
Date Sighted: 2016-05-27 #Seen: 2
Site Description: Sago Palm Drive, Leesburg, Florida 34748 - retirement community of Hawthorne at Leesburg
Comment : Two kites soaring over my home on May 27, 2016. at 11 a.m.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 4139
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA
Date Sighted: 2015-05-14 #Seen: 1
User#: joehump
Site Description: Near Lake Jesup Conservation Area
Comment : Seen soaring near State Route 417


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 3764
Date Sighted: 2014-08-09 #Seen: 8
User#: JUNPonline
Site Description: Bedford basin, near Papermill lake/Moirs Pond culvert and bridge
Comment : I've seen a couple in previous years but this year there appears to be many more


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 3671
Date Sighted: 2014-05-27 #Seen: 2
User#: whiterhino
Site Description:
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Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 3669
Date Sighted: 2014-05-26 #Seen: 1
User#: whiterhino
Site Description:
Comment :


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 3635
Date Sighted: 2014-05-14 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve
Comment : Observed fly-over at entry/exit intersection.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2898
Date Sighted: 2013-06-20 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - Over Entry area
Comment : Data only.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2896
Date Sighted: 2013-06-19 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - Over parking lot
Comment : Data only.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2763
Date Sighted: 2013-06-13 #Seen: 1
User#: Vincentine
Site Description:
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Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2723
Date Sighted: 2013-05-29 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - Peggy Park Memorial area
Comment : For data. No Photo


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2657
Date Sighted: 2013-05-16 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - Peggy Park Memorial area
Comment : Data purposes.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2632
Date Sighted: 2013-05-14 #Seen: 2
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - Parking lot (overhead)
Comment : Data purposes.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2633
Date Sighted: 2013-05-14 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - North side pasture area
Comment : Data purposes. No photo.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2620
Date Sighted: 2013-05-10 #Seen: 4
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - Over auditorium entrance at tree top level
Comment : Data purposes.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 2618
Date Sighted: 2013-05-09 #Seen: 2
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - Above tops of Pine trees
Comment : Data purposes


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 1835
Date Sighted: 2013-03-15 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - behind classroom area
Comment : Flying just above tree level. In the a.m.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 1836
Date Sighted: 2013-03-15 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve - front fence line along Keystone Road
Comment : Flying above tree level. In the p.m.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 1821
Date Sighted: 2013-03-08 #Seen: 1
User#: TpaBayWS
Site Description: Buffalo Estates Subdivision Entry Gate area
Comment : Flying over same area as one reported day before (7 Mar 2013). This date in a.m.


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 1810
Date Sighted: 2013-03-05 #Seen: 1
User#: bcpgopher
Site Description: Brooker Creek Preserve, over entrance road by maintneance area entry
Comment : First of season (FOS) sighting. Observed during bi-weekly research survey for Preserve (Ed Center Route).


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 1363
Date Sighted: 2012-06-22 #Seen: 2
User#: ailurozoo
Site Description: plot of land with straight lines of pine trees and some undergrowth
Comment : these two kites were flying in large circles over the pine trees; I saw them while driving


 
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Species: Elanoides forficatus
Record#: 1364
Date Sighted: 2012-06-22 #Seen: 1
User#: ailurozoo
Site Description: intersection of busy but narrow highway with some convenience stores and some forest
Comment : one bird flying circles over the forested area; seen while driving