There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of different species of birds that you will find in the Florida Everglades. From songbirds and warblers to wading birds, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are different birds throughout the Everglades ecosystems, and they appear in different seasons. You can expect to see the following birds on your Everglades vacation, depending on where you go and which areas you explore:
-Ducks, Geese, and Swans
-Hawks and Kites
This is just a small sampling of the hundreds of species of birds that call the Everglades home at any given time throughout the year. Many of these birds breed in the area and are able to be seen year round. There are a great variety of the birds that are absent in the summer months, but with the humidity and heat, who can blame them? Conditions are not favorable for feeding and survival, which is why they often find different habitats in the summer months and migrate back once things cool down heading into the fall season.
The birds that live in the Florida Everglades cross many different borders of breeds and species. It is known as one of the most varied collections of wildlife in the United States, and with so many different types of birds it is no wonder why. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission monitors the birds that are in the Everglades region and reports on which ones are new to the area, which ones are becoming threatened or leaving the area, and more. They rely on the help of tourists and bird watchers to help them learn about new species in the area and the status of the birds that are already known to inhabit the area.
There has been a great effort to restore the historic populations of birds in the area, but this has been slow going. Fortunately, there are still plenty of birds in the Florida Everglades region, which makes it one of the most popular spots for bird watching in the entire United States. At last count, there are more than 360 species identified to live within the boundaries of the Everglades National Park, along with hundreds more in the Everglades region surrounding the park.
For those seeking bird watching opportunities, many of them are found in the cooler months, and in the late afternoon to early evening as the birds are settling into their nests and preparing for the evening of rest ahead. Although there are many different types of wildlife worth seeing in the Florida Everglades, birds are perhaps one of the most popular species that tourists come to see when traveling to the area.
If you want to see some really cool birds and get the chance to get up close and personal with all kinds of avian life, you need to check out the Everglades and the many bird watching tours that you can take throughout the Everglades National Park.