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Birdwatching

The amazing amount of local and migratory birds make South Florida a great place for bird watchers

Birdwatching in Miami - Best Time
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South Florida is a world-renowned birding spot. Miami is known for its exotic fauna—anhinga, herons, pelicans, ibis, sandpipers, red shoulder hawks, barred owls, snowy egrets, and roseate spoonbills. The dry season, which lasts from November until May, is the best time as the water level drops and fish are trapped in shallow places. This fact creates a delicious fish buffet for birds! Starting from June and till October, the rainy season comes to Miami. This is when newly hatched birds are learning to fly and catch fish. One of the best spots for birding is the Everglades Park area. It is home to over 350 species of birds! You can find lots of birds throughout the park, but the very best place is the Anhinga Trail. Biscayne Bay, including Biscayne National Park, is another perfect birding spot. It has significant populations of protected species and wading birds.

Tricolored heron
Tricolored heron
Willet
Willet
Anhinga
Anhinga
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