Florida Everglades Bird Pictures
If you like birds, whether to take pictures or to just observe, I highly recommend a trip to the Florida Everglades. The proximity to the coast, mix of fresh and salt water, and lots of brush make it an ideal place for many types of birds.
The book, Our National Parks by Reader’s Digest writes this, “Mangrove swamps, where the land oozes and shifts, are not for mammals that prefer firmer footing, but spectacular numbers of spectacular birds find such places safe and isolated havens. Snowy egrets and great white herons pierce the water with their long, pointed bills. Brown pelicans roost in the mangroves, fishing a short distance away in Florida Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. But by far the most magnificent feathered creature in the mangroves is the roseate spoonbill, a wading bird whose bright ping plumage brings a joyous glow to the swamp.”
Although I saw all of the birds mentioned above, I didn’t always manage to get a good picture of them. But my shots below do include a blue heron, great white heron, kingfisher, and several cormorants.
The Florida Everglades are great if you like National Parks like I do. The hiking doesn’t compare to some other more mountainous parks, but in exchange you get to be surrounded by some pretty impressive birds that you won’t see anywhere else in such numbers.