Florida’s Everglade is full of unique kinds of wildlife. From mammals to amphibians, to birds and of course, reptiles, there’s a little something for all animal lovers in the Everglades. Everybody knows the American Alligator rules the swamps of the Everglades. But, do you know about what else lurks in this amazing ecosystem? In this post from the Fort Lauderdale Airboat Rides blog, you can learn more about the Wildlife of the Everglades.
Birds Of The Everglades
There are over 300 species of birds in Florida’s Everglades. Some of these birds call the Everglades their home year rounds, like the White and Glossy Ibis, or the Roseate Spoonbill. On the other hand, some birds are only there for the winter, and the species of birds that migrate to Florida can change year by year. Among the birds in the Everglades are a number of iconic species, like the Bald Eagles or the rare, endangered Snail Kite. Bird watchers will have plenty of work to do if they want to see everything that Florida’s Everglades has to offer!
Mammals Of The Everglades
While much of the Everglades is composed of wetlands, rivers, and ponds, there are dry areas that are a great place for Mammals to live. Over 40 different species of mammals live in the Everglades. One of the most common mammals of the Everglades is the Wild Hog. If you see one of these animals when not on one of our Airboat tours, stay clear! They aren’t the friendliest and can attack when provoked. But, for the most part, they’re shy and skittish. In addition to the Wild Hog, there are foxes, deer, and even bobcats. Additionally, within the water, lives the peaceful Sea Cow – the West Indian Manatee. Seeing a mammal off to the side during one of our airboat tours is one-of-a-kind, and something not many people get to experience.
Come See The Incredible Animals Of The Everglades With Fort Lauderdale Airboat Rides
Apart from birds and mammals, the Everglades are full of a number of species of reptiles like the American Alligator and Crocodile. Additionally, there are a number of unique turtles, frogs, fish and much more. Interested in book an Everglades airboat tour with Fort Lauderdale Airboat Rides? Give us a call at (954) 284-9130 or contact us online.