Birds, Animals, Fish & Wildlife

Alligators at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Alligators at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

SW Florida gives people opportunities to see many kinds of wildlife. Florida probably contains the greatest variety and amount of wildlife in the nation and people come from all over the world to watch and view the more than 350 species of birds that migrate and live here year round. Some of Florida’s notable wildlife species are the American Alligator, White Egret, Great Blue Heron, and freshwater Large Mouth Bass. The Florida Panther once roamed for hundreds of miles in Florida and the Southeastern U.S. but is endangered now because it’s habitat has been lost.

Visit the Florida Fish & Wildlife Service Conservation Commission  website and read about our wildlife parks and refuges and hunting and fishing regulations. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Service has a great database of wildlife in Florida and lists species that are endangered or protected. For local information about parks and recreational areas in Lee County in SW Florida click on  www.leeparks.org

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  2. Dave Post author

    One of my favorite birds to watch and photograph is the White Egret. ( Casmerodius albus) You can view them mostly in our freshwater wetlands, parks, preserves or along storm drainage areas looking for food and small fish to eat. They are usually large white birds, large bodies with long necks and a long sharpe orange beak. They have a large wingspan when you see them in flight.

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