The Plight of the Endangered Snail Kite

July 8, 2008 by  
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The Florida Everglades offer a variety of habitats that are home to an amazing array of birds and wildlife. But, as is increasingly the case all over the world, man is encroaching on the delicate balance of these tropical wetlands with disastrous results. The latest casualty in the Florida Everglades is the Snail Kite which, according to the most recent count, is now considered to be critically endangered in this region.

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Birding in the Remarkable Florida Everglades

January 9, 2008 by  
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The moment the word “Everglades” is spoken, many people imagine the dark waters of a marshland filled with alligators. However, even though alligators are at home in the Florida Everglades, it is the bird species that steal the spotlight from these illusive predators. Birding in the Florida Everglades has become a popular activity, and while silently waiting for a bird to appear visitors also get the chance to meet some of the other fascinating animals that have carved out their own existence in the Florida Everglades.

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Everglades BirdFest

August 14, 2007 by  
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Attention all bird lovers! An event that you cannot afford to miss! The Everglades BirdFest is a birding and ecology event taking place over three stimulating days at the Everglades National Park every year in January.

The Everglades BirdFest provides its many visitors with guides that have an environmental and biological background. This means that any questions or background information wanted by keen bird watchers and enthusiasts will be well supplied by their informative guides. You can be assured that you will walk away with newly acquired information and the latest facts on all the species of bird found here at the Everglades National Park.

The guided bird watching tour takes you through the Shark and Main Valley parts of the park where you are sure to see the beautiful and colourful birds found in these parts of the country. Apart from the actual tours visitors to the Everglades BirdFest will be given full use of any of the facilities contained within the park. You will also be able to attend informative seminars in the evening, exhibitions and information covering topics like natural history, conservation and habitats of all the birds here.

The Everglades National Park is a well-known park and has in recent years been recognized as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve renowned for its international importance as a wetland. Here you will be blown away by the beauty and variety of birds and animals contained in this park in the United States.

The whole Everglades BirdFest incorporates two nights at the comfortable Flamingo Lodge where you will be given first class treatment. All your transport needs will be looked after by luxury coaches so there is no need to worry yourself about how to get to all the trails and sites within the Park. All your meals during the BirdFest are well catered for ensuring that there are no rumbles to interrupt the beautiful sounds of the birds around you.

When you have a little spare time you can take advantage of boating, biking, canoeing and kayaking facilities here. If you enjoy fishing there are beautiful places around the park that provide stunning options for fishing. If you are more of a hiking person that is available as well.

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