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Best Time to Encounter Wildlife at Everglades Airboat Tours

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If you’ll be visiting the Everglades this season, you may be wondering if there is a specific time of year when you’re likely to see more wildlife on an Everglades airboat tour. We get this question all the time from families and enthusiasts looking to plan an adventure through the River of Grass. Wildlife is unpredictable, but there are definitely some strategies for maximizing your experience – and capturing it all on film while on Everglades National Park boat tours. Here’s some information to get you started ahead of your upcoming Everglades tours.

Bird Watching On an Everglades Airboat Ride

The good news is, that almost all of the stunning birds in the Everglades can be spotted year-round on Everglades boat tours. The exception is the Green Heron and the Blue Heron, which are migratory. Nevertheless, incredibly entertaining birds like the Purple Gallinule (they’ll eat out of your hand) and Roseate Spoonbill can be seen searching for a meal or taking flight every month throughout the year. Year-round birds like the Snowy Egret, Anhinga, Pelican, Ibis, and more are most active in the early morning or late afternoon when they’re more likely to be feeding. November through May is the dry season in the Everglades, the best time to go on group airboat tours or private airboat tours through the Everglades as fish become trapped in shallow waters, making a fantastic meal for hungry wading birds.

Spotting Alligators, Snakes, Raccoons and Otters

The ‘glades most popular resident - the American alligator, can also be seen year-round. However, when the temperature soars, gators are more active, and easier to spot. Typically, from June through October, when the Everglades are at their wettest point, is the best time to see alligators. Everglades boat rides are the best way to see one of 16 different species of snakes, a variety of raccoons, even otters.

Consider a Private Tour at Everglades Holiday Park

There’s a reason why Everglades Holiday Park was voted a top destination for going on an Everglades excursion– we’ve cornered the market on fun and edu-tainment in the Everglades! If a private, narrated Everglades toursounds like fun, give us a call today to schedule your adventure! With a skilled captain to navigate, 60 minutes of exploration into remote areas of the Everglades has never been easier or more convenient. Contact us today to learn more about our Everglades National Park airboat tours and Miami airboat tours.

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