The Everglades warm and shallow waters have attracted a wide variety of birds for thousands of years, and makes us a popular home for many species of wading birds. We have an abundance of egrets, herons, ibis, wood storks, and the beautiful roseate spoonbills!
Birdwatchers from all over the globe come to see the hundreds of birds that migrate through our area in the winter…and for some of our less common year-round residents like the white-crowned pigeon and mangrove cuckoo.
If you’re visiting from November through May, you’re in luck – this is one of the best times to spot some of the more unique birds to our area.
Nesting season in the southwest Florida region falls between February and October – so if your trip brings you during these months, you’re sure to see a colorful display of mating behaviors and nesting sites.
It’s not uncommon to identify 150 birds on a fairly short trip! There are plenty of places you can venture out on your own easily and safely.