Hot Spots for Bird Photography in Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida is a known hot spot for bird photography. It’s an especially good place to photograph birds during the winter and spring migrations.
Florida is a terrific location for wading birds, shore birds, migrating song birds, raptors, and even birds such as the Florida Scrub Jay or White-crowned Pigeon that are only found in the area.
In this blog post, I provide information and links to some of my favorite Southwest Florida bird photography hot spots. I typically photograph birds in Florida during that winter months and in numerous trips I’ve researched and photographed some of the best areas in Southwest Florida.
Wood Stork – Shady Hollow Road Rookery
That said, I’m sure I didn’t photograph all the best spots. If you have a favorite bird photography spot in Southwest Florida, leave a comment or send us an email and we’ll check it out and add it to the blog.
The Florida bird photography locations are listed from north to south.
Click on the links for additional information about the location.
Florida Scrub Jay – Tippecanoe Environmental Park
Tippecanoe Environmental Park
Song Birds, Florida Scrub Jays, Raptors, Warblers
Cape Coral Burrowing Owls
Song Birds, Ducks, Parrots, wading birds
Six Mile Slough
Song Birds, Wading Birds, Warblers, Owls
Bunche Beach Preserve
Shore Birds, Wading Birds, Ospreys
J.N.Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Wading Birds, Shore Birds, Ospreys
Bailey Tract of Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge
Wading Birds, Ducks, Song Birds, Warblers
Song Birds, Warblers, Wading Birds, Painted Buntings
Shady Hollow Road Rookery
Wading Birds, Raptors, Wood Storks
Big Cypress Preserve
South of Immokalee
Shore Birds, lots of gators
Written by Martin Belan
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