There are more than 350 species of birds and in Everglades. By all means this is a bird watcher’s paradise. Most the species of birds can be sorted into three classes, wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey. The most common class are wading birds in Everglades.
One way to identify wading birds is that they have long legs, this helps them move about grass and water plus enables them to hunt near or on shallow water. In this class, the White Ibis stands out and is commonly found bird. You can identify white Ibis by its long-curved beak that it uses to catch crayfish, larva, small crabs and insects.
Great Blue Heron & Roseate Spoonbill
The great blue heron is a very common residential bird in the Everglades. The great blue heron is one of the largest birds found in Everglades. It preys on fish, snakes, crayfish, amphibians, baby birds and baby alligators. This gracious predator can be observed all year in the Everglades. Onboard a private airboat ride you are almost guaranteed to see several great blue herons.
Other than the great blue heron there are also many more beautiful birds such as the roseate spoonbill. It is pink in color and has a white neck with long legs. During the past years of commercial hunting some regarded it as the poor man’s flamingo. The spoonbill eats brine shrimp, larvae and very small insects. It pink colors are unmistakable from close or far.
Birdwatching In The Everglades
The Everglades are home to many birds and ideal for birdwatching. The best way to observe many of these birds ups close on an an airboat ride and tour. Birds lovers from all over the world come to Everglades to watch these beautiful birds.
What better excuse to see the Everglades and birds than on an airboat ride? The best time of the year to watch all the birds in Everglades is in the winter season. However residential birds are around all year. The cooler weather and low water provide the best condition for wading birds as their home in winter. The lower water in the River of Grass becomes a great way for the birds to catch their food. If you want to see this all then book a ride and tour with us and see all the amazing and beautiful birds in Everglades.