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Birding in Big Cypress

Big Cypress

In Big Cypress Preserve, birding isn’t just a hobby—it’s a treasure hunt for the most stunning winged beauties! If you want to go start your journey on Loop Road (CR 94), where wading birds steal the spotlight. Picture herons and egrets strutting their stuff while Barred Owls peek from the trees, and if you’re lucky, catch a Swallow-tailed Kite making a majestic flyover. It’s like a bird-lover’s dream unfolding along this scenic drive.

Wood Peckers on Visit Everglades City

For a deeper dive into the avian wonderland, take on the Florida National Scenic Trail from Loop Road. Brace yourself for a rendezvous with Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, along with their pals, the Brown-headed Nuthatches and Northern Bobwhites, hanging out in the pinelands. The thrill of spotting these unique species against the backdrop of this untamed wilderness is truly something special.

In the shallow waters of Big Cypress, Herons, Egrets, and other long-legged birds that engage in hunting are collectively known as wading birds. There are 16 species of wading birds in the preserve, making them some of the most commonly seen birds in Big Cypress.

At Kirby Storter and H.P. Williams Roadside Parks, get ready for an up-close rendezvous with nature’s stars. Boardwalks here provide front-row views to waders, warblers, woodpeckers, and occasional bluebirds. It’s a bird symphony by the water’s edge!

Big Cypress Preserve is a birding paradise full of surprises at every corner!

2024-03-19T11:06:30-04:00February 17, 2024|Wildlife|

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