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).