Birding Daytrips


Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

The Six Mile Cypress Slough is a 2,500 acre wetland that measures approximately 9 miles long and 1/3
mile wide. This linear ecosystem is home to a diverse population of plants and animals, including a few considered to
be endangered. The Slough also serves as a corridor for wildlife by providing a safe route of travel. It has a
boardwalk trail and observation decks for visitors, where you can spy wild turkeys, blue jay, herons and woodpeckers
as well as a variety of other wildlife. Other visitors include bobcats, raccoons, deer and squirrel.

7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers

Call for Information: 239-533-7550

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

There is a five-mile wildlife drive as well as hiking and canoe trails. The refuge claims to be host
for over 300 bird species, 50 types of reptile and 30 different types of mammals. Stop by the visitor’s center for
maps and current sightings.

1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Island

Call for Information: 239-472-1100

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve

This is one of the most productive estuaries in Florida. The bay is home to a wide variety of wildlife,
including the bald eagle. The preserve protects the water, inlets, and islands along 10 miles of Estero Bay.

Visitors can canoe or kayak in the bay or on the Estero River. Miles of trails offer visitors the opportunity to hike, bicycle,
or study the variety of wildlife and native vegetation protected here. There are gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs,
slash pines, live oaks & plenty of birds.

Broadway West off on U.S. 41, Estero

Call for Information: 239-992-0311

Corkscrew Swamp - Naples

Nearly 200 species of birds live on the preserve, earning Corkscrew an international reputation among
birders. Wood storks, which are endangered, nest high in the 500-year-old cypresses from March through May. Be sure to
watch for anhingas, barred owls, egrets, herons, ibis and limpkins, to name a few of the more commonly seen birds.

375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples

Call for Information: 239-348-9151

The Florida Everglades - SW Florida

The Everglades are a masterpiece of nature’s beauty in a mysterious forest containing many forms of wildlife and birds
in their natural habitat. The combination of climate, geographical location and ocean currents make the Everglades
America’s only sub-tropical wilderness.

For more information, Click: Florida Everglades

Rookery Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Join a Rookery Bay naturalist for a two-hour guided exploration of the bays and mangrove forests.
Discover the unique plants and animals that make this coastal ecosystem so valuable.

300 Tower Road, Naples

Call for Information: 239-417-6310

Butterfly World - Coconut Creek

Butterfly World is the first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and the largest butterfly park
in the world. Thousands of specialized plants have been propagated to feed caterpillars with flowering specimens to
provide nectar not only for butterflies but, hummingbirds, Lorikeets and many other tropical birds.

3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek

Call for Information: 954-977-4400