Birds from the shore or Flamingo gardens.

“Flamingo gardens” was one of the brightest spot from my Caribbean vacation in last week of January 2015.
Opened in 1990, the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary at Flamingo Gardens was one of the first of its kind in the country giving residence to permanently injured or non-releasable Florida native wildlife with the goal of returning offspring to the wild. Today it has the distinction of being the largest collection of Florida native wildlife in the State, with over 85 native species including alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, black bear, Turtles, snakes, eagles, peacocks, Roseate Spoonbill, Cranes, Pelicans, Egrets, Storks, Falcons, Turkey Vultures, Hawk, Owls and, of course Flamingo.
The 25,000 square foot Everglades free- flight facility houses one of the largest collection of wading birds in North America with over 250 birds representing more than 45 species. The five unique ecosystems of the Florida Everglades are represented through the display of native plants; coastal prairie, mangrove swamp, cypress forest, subtropical hardwood hammock, and sawgrass prairie. The plant life and birds are native to their ecosystems.


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