Sandhill Crane is the official city bird
The Florida Sandhill Crane is protected by the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act and as a state designated threatened species by Florida’s Endangered and Threatened Species Rule.
It can reach a height of almost 48 inches and a wingspan of almost 79 inches. The Florida Sandhill Crane is gray with a long neck and legs, with a bald spot of red skin on top of its head.
The Florida Sandhill Crane was adopted as the City Bird on May 24, 2018 as part of an initiative put forth by the St. Cloud Main Street Design Committee.
Interesting fact: Sandhill Cranes choose one mate for life.
– Admire the birds
– Respect their habitat
-Stop for bird crossings
– Report an injured bird
– Feed the birds
– Harass the birds
– Harm the birds
– Let others do any of the above
The Sandhill Crane is a threatened species and as such it is against the law to feed, harass, or harm them. (Code 68AS – 4.00(3))
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
407-568-5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Osceola Animal Services
407-742-8000, option 3
Sea World Avian Rescue
FWC Certified Avian Rehabilitation
Elizabeth Waba-Daniels 407-791-5613
official City Flower is Amaryllis Minerva
When seeking a flower to represent our town, St. Cloud, Florida, “The Soldier City”, we intentionally sought out flowers that grow well in our climate and are bright and vibrant. Amaryllis means sparkling in Greek referring to its large star shape, Hippeastrum or horse star – the scientific name of this blossom which can further represent the stars in the American Flag. The red amaryllis became a perfect match to promote our soldier city theme and is easy to plant and care for. The amaryllis self propagates for furthering the availability of the bulbs.