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Everglades National Park Travel Guide: 378 reviews and 932 photos

Whatever You Bring Leaves More for the Birds

Everglades National Park (like the rest of south Florida) is generally warm and tropical year-round, with summer temperatures being strong and constant. In-season means the winter months where temperatures are not as spiteful as they become in the spring and summer.

The great thing about the Everglades is that it is surrounded by water on all sides, and all the creatures that live therein, and all the creatures that feed on those creatures, are all here in startling abundance. If you came here for alligators and crocodiles, you'll find them, but your conductors at every hour will be the birds.

Unfortunately, there is another conductor here just as prevalent known as the mosquito, and there are 42 different kinds that will gladly drink from your tap.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great abundance of wildlife and getting around is easy
  • Cons:too hot, thirsty mosquitoes, limited beauty/scenery
  • In a nutshell:A veritable hive of animal diversity and activity
  • Last visit to Everglades National Park: May 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 8:07 AM

    great page, this np is high on my wish list!

  • sarahjayn's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2005 at 6:58 PM

    glad you enjoyed your trip to my home state!

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2005 at 12:01 PM

    Fantastic wildlife pics. I never thought of myself as a birdwatcher, but I'm getting more and more interested in them. Being out in nature is such a treat.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2004 at 9:12 PM

    Great page on the Everglades! Great photos and tips very helpful! Would love to go here soon! :o)

  • ZanieOR's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2004 at 1:02 AM

    This brings back memories of camping in the middle of the everglades about 30 years ago until the mosquitos drove us out!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2004 at 4:57 PM

    Excellent commentary about the Everglades National Park, especially the differences between the crocodile and alligator. Enjoyed the audubon-like pages about white ibis, anhinga, blue heron, and turkey vulture. I enjoy birds a great deal.

  • mim95's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 10:52 AM

    Great wildlife photos! I didn't know there are crocodiles in the US.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 2:19 PM

    Excellent page and so much wildlife you've spotted. During my visit, I didn't even see one alligator nor crocodile :-(

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2003 at 12:11 PM

    Excellent page! Very similar to what's around Houston! But all these animals (great picts!) are not hideous or ugly, including the turtle, the turkey vultures & the gators!! The later are always smiling for example, contrarily to most humans...

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2003 at 11:26 AM

    A regular audubon guide you give us here. Very nice - another great reason for that folding kayak? Just don't get mistaken for a little alligator :-]


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