The Everglades is one of the most interesting places in
the United States. These wetlands have so many great
plants and animals all in one place. You can watch birds
diving into the water to catch fish while alligators
glide by and vultures fly overhead. There are so many
different birds from the small palm warblers to the
great blue heron and the pelicans. One of the coolest
birds is the anhinga that looks like a snake as it swims
through the water. Seeing these birds in their natural
habitat going wherever they want is amazing. IN addition
to the awesome birds, there are also lots of other
interesting creatures. There are skinks and anoles in
the grass and on the trees and cotton mouth snakes
slithering along and basking in the sun. You may even
spot a deer or raccoon. No matter what kind of animals
you are interested in, there is something great and new
for everyone to see here.
Birds are some of the most fascinating animals in the
world. They are graceful, strong, beautiful, and very
interesting. Although all birds have some things in
common, it is the variety that amazes me. Every species
is unique and while birding I got a chance to focus on
things that set these birds apart from one another.
Whether you are looking at the bright, tiny humming
birds or the large birds of prey, each species is so
interesting and fun to watch. While birding you get to
look closely at each birdís behavior and they will amaze
you. There are birds that dig, birds that swim, and even
birds that seem to dance. When you see them all
interacting, it is incredible. Watching birds react to
one another is like getting a look at a different world.
Another amazing thing you can experience when birding is
the diversity of the world. In one day, you can see more
types of birds than reptiles and mammals combined. They
are everywhere from the forest floor to the tree tops.
What is even more impressive to me is that even though
some birds are only in one place, there are others that
can be in Maine one day and in South America two weeks
later. Migration is one of the coolest things that occur
in nature. Each year thousands of birds take to the sky
and head out with no compass or map other than the stars
and the weather and manage to reach their destination.
No matter where you see them, you cannot ignore how
amazing and interesting birds are. Even in your back
yard, taking a closer look at them through birding is a
fun way to learn more about birds and to gain a greater
appreciation of them.