Everglades Birding Tours
Everglades Adventure Tours offers a guided bird watching tour for the bird watcher aficionado and/or for any individual who wishes to learn more about the 350 species of birds that can be found in the Florida Everglades. Some of the best bird watching in the Everglades can be found in Big Cypress National Preserve, an area that our company has special permission from the national park to conduct our tours in.
According to Everglades National Park, there are three major groups of birds that can be found in the Everglades (Everglades National Park 2013). First are the wading birds, which account for 16 of the 350 species of total birds in the Everglades (IBID). Second, are the land birds, and third the birds of prey (IBID). The most unique and ubiquitous of the types of birds that one will see while visiting the Florida Everglades are the waiting birds, particularly of the order Ciconiiformes (National Park Service 2013).
Birds in the Ciconiiformes order include the roseate spoonbill (ajaia ajaja), Great Blue Heron (ardea Herodias), Green-backed Heron (butorides striatus), white ibis (eudocimus albus) and wood stork (mycteria Americana) (IBID). These birds are often found wading through biomes within the Everglades ecosystem such as sawgrass, cypress forests, mangrove forests and estuaries (National Park Service 2006).
Please take a moment to watch our video,and observe how the birds interact with our boats on our Everglades Birding Tours.
In regards to the second most common bird types found in the Florida Everglades, the land birds, the most ubiquitous are those of the order Passeriformes. Examples of order Passeriformes that can be found in the Everglades are the Red-Winged blackbird (agelaius phoeniceus), Bachman’s Sparrow (aimophila aestivalis), Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys), Northern Cardinal (cardinalis cardinalis), the Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) and the Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis) (National Park Service 2006 and 2013). Most of these birds will be found in sub-biomes within the Florida Everglades such as coniferious forest areas such as the pine lands, hammocks, cypress forests, and along the various trails in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Park (IBID).
The birds of prey commonly found in the Florida Everglades belong to the order Falconiformes (Everglades National Park 2013). An example of many of the birds that belong to this order that can be found in the Florida Everglades include the Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii), the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the Peregrine Falcon (falco peregrinus), Bald Eagle (haliaeetus leucocephalus), Osprey (Pandian haliaetus) and the Swallow-tailed kite (Elanus caeruleus) (IBID). These birds can be found in most of the sub-biomes within the Florida Everglades ecosystem.
Therefore, Everglades Adventure Tours can offer guests the chance to do some serious bird watching in one of the most celebrated areas for bird watching: Big Cypress National Park. Another great aspect about choosing Everglades Adventure Tours for your birdwatching experience in the Florida Everglades is because of our quiet, eco-friendly tours on pole boats which give the visitor not only an authentic , unique encounter with this singular and precious ecosystem, but also a chance to see birds in their natural habitat without concern of disturbing them. All of our guides are native, certified and very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to the wildlife, thus will be a great companion to help you learn more and discover both the native and migratory birds commonly found in the Florida Everglades.
In order to book your bird watching tour, please call us toll free at 1-800-504-6554 or book below.
Bird watching tours are normally limited to a two person minimum per reservation.
199 $ per person