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Here, I report some new county and Florida host records as well as two new U.S. host records for avian lice. County records for avian lice are less significant than the host records themselves. Considering that most avian lice are host specific, the county records should resemble the area the host would most likely be encountered. The main source of material for this publication has been the Marathon Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Marathon, Monroe County, Florida, with Kelly Grinter as the official curator and keeper. The center takes in about 90 different species of birds per year. The following is a list of the avian lice species, hosts, and localities with collection dates. All of the following specimens were collected by the author, Kelly Grinter, or Leslie Straub. Representatives of all records below are deposited in the Florida State Collection of Arthropods and/or the author’s collection.