Wildlife in Southern Florida
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Sunset view on a boat tour from the Flamingo Marina at Flamingo Visitor Center in Everglade National
Park in southern Florida. We saw some dolphines in this boat tour.

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Flamingo Marina

We toured southern Florida in February 2004 including Everglade National Park, Florida Keys, Miami,
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.
One of many fish (gar) in the water near Royal Palm Visitor Center in Everglade National Park

Map: Click here to see MapQuest Map showing location of Royal Palm Visitor Center

A detailed Park Map of Everglade National Park is available at:

http://
www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/upload/evermap.pdf
One of many alligators at Royal Palm in Everglade National Park.
Zoom in for close up view of the head of alligator
A fishing bird, anhinga, at Royal Palm in Everglade National Park
An anhinga swimming in the water. It is very skillful to go under water to catch fish
Many fish at Royal Palm in Everglade National Park
We saw many herons and egrets in flight or wading in the water. This blue heron was on a branch looking
down intensely at the fish in the water
A fish building a bowl-shaped nest in the water. The fish was very busy moving the dirt and pebbles from the
middle of the nest to the rim of the nest
An osprey (fish hawk) got a fish in its talons from a lake in Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel
Island.

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Ding Darling NWR
A view of the Everglade National Park
Many sergeant fish in coral reef in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. We got on a tour boat with glass
bottom to go out to see coral reef and fish in this part of the ocean near Key Largo (Glass Bottom Boat Tours.
Key Largo, Florida 33037, phone: 305-451-1621).

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
More fish as seen through the glass bottom of the tour boat
Visitors on boardwalk in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary watching alligators and other wildlife in the swamp.

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Corkscrew Swamp Sancturay
One of the alligators in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Another view of gar in Everglade National Park
A white ibis in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
One of many cormorants at Royal Palm in Everglade National Park
Many white pelicans on a lake in Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Many Roseate Spoonbills in Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Unfortunately, I did not have compact
super-zoom camera in 2004 to zoom in to get much closer views of these beautiful pink colored big birds.
Such problem motivated me to buy compact super-zoom camera later on for my subsequent sightseeing and
wildlife watching trips.

Nice close-up photos of beautiful Roseate Spoonbills can be seen at the following website:

http://
www.pbase.com/rod_ostoski/roseate_spoonbills
Two fishing birds, anhingas, sitting on their nests at Royal Palm in Everglade National Park
Many flamingos (火烈鳥) in Parrot Jungle in Miami, Florida
Many white ibis in the woods at Eco-Lake near Flamingo Visitor Center in Everglade National Park as shown
on the detailed Park Map with Link listed above.
A bread tree in Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami
Iguana in Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami
Many kois in the pond in Parrot Jungle in Miami


Ten years later in January 2014, we came to Florida again to make a more extensive tour
of the entire Florida
for winter wildlife watching and photography as described starting on my web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Florida_Mayport.html
One of the flamingos is sleeping on one tall leg and still maintains good balance while sleeping.
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