Are you an avid birdwatcher? Do you enjoy seeing new species of birds everywhere you go? For those of you that travel to different parks and national reserves to check out birds, you won't want to miss the bird species that live in the Everglades National Park in Florida. When you take one of our exciting airboat tours in Orlando, you will have a chance to get up close and personal with many of these rare and beautiful bird species that live here. Here are just a few of the many unique bird species that call the Everglades their home.
Wood storks are popular wading birds that live in many swamps and wetland environments. Avid birdwatches love the watch this bird fly, for they outstretch their necks and legs as they alluringly soar through the air. This bald-headed bird is one of the taller wading birds, standing at over three feet tall. It can be seen slowly wading in the swamp water, using its feet to feel for any fish or crustaceans to eat.
This beautiful, pink water bird is another popular bird that draws a crowd in the Everglades. They can be seen wading in the waters, keeping their bills slightly opened as they search for fish and shelled animals to feast on. Their name says it all, as they have long, spoon-shaped bills that allow for easy eating right out of the water.
This bird is known for its height, as it is a very tall and "great" bird that towers over many other birds in the swamp. It has a long neck. One of its most striking qualities is its black crown and head plumes that make the Great Blue Heron easily distinguishable from others. Its neck is curled in an "S" shape. Although the bird moves slowly, it can strike quickly anytime it sees its prey.
Perhaps the most elegant of all the herons, the Snowy Egret is a small bird with immaculately white feathers. These birds can be spotted eating insects on washed up beaches or shorelines. They have long, thin legs and long, skinny beaks, just like most other herons. Their yellow feet provide a striking contrast from their white feathers, which make them easy to notice when they are flying through the air or out of the water.
The Osprey is also known as the sea hawk, as it swoops down on its prey that it takes right from the waters. This bird has the uncanny ability to dive right into the water to eat the fish that it preys on. Its large body is full of brown and black feathers that contrast from the white plumage on the front. These birds are easy to spot, as they are large in size and fly with a marked kink in their wings.
These are just a few of the many types of bird species that you can see when you visit the Everglades in Florida. Anytime you are looking for an unforgettable adventure and a truly unique way to view the wildlife in the area, you will want to book one of our refreshing airboat tours in Orlando. Contact us to schedule your reservation today.