January is a great time to see Bald Eagles nesting. Even without our binoculars (which we left on the RV after we had to switch to a car to go on the trail) there was no mistaking this magestic bird. Florida Fish and Wildlife even set up a viewing station along the trail!
The highlight of this trip was seeing FIVE Roseate Spoonbills roosting with a Wood Stork nearby. The Roseate Spoonbill is our family’s favorite bird although the boys sometimes like to pretend it’s not (because it is such a vibrant pink color). The Roseate Spoonbill is even more impressive in person and did not disappoint. I only wish I had a better zoom on my camera.
We were also able to see an impressive number of Snowy Egrets, Blue Herons, and Killdeers.
There is a very informative brochure at the beginning of the drive with a wealth of useful information about what you may see. My children made me read the information for all 12 stops.