The colorful painted bunting occurs in two geographically distinct breeding populations: eastern and western. The eastern population is limited to coastal areas from North Carolina to northern Florida, and inland along large rivers.
Image by Dr. James A. Rotenberg
Florida is the only state with a breeding and wintering population of the colorful eastern painted bunting. Learn about the bird’s habitat, breeding behavior and population status.
Researchers are monitoring the abundance and habitat use of the eastern painted bunting and conducting a banding study to determine the status of this colorful bird.
Researchers look to gain a better understanding of the eastern painted bunting's population status.