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Merlin Falco columbarius

Merlins breed during the spring and summer months throughout most of Canada and some of the northern states in the U.S.  After the breeding season, they head south and spend their winter months in the western, southwestern, and extreme southern and southeastern U.S., as well as throughout Central America and the northern portion of South America.

In Florida, the Merlin is an uncommon winter visitor, usually arriving in October and departing in March or April.