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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 2:27 pm | Updated: 11:09 am, Wed Apr 24, 2019.

According to the nationally renowned Expedia AARP Travel Center, Everglades National Park is ranked #2 in the United States for “Scenic Bird Watching Destinations.”

They noted, "Near some of South Florida’s best beach cities, Everglades National Park is great for birding. More than 360 species of birds have been spotted in the park so far. No wonder this was a favorite destination for John James Audubon!

You’ll have no problem seeing several for yourself at the local lookout spots and trails. Looking for wheelchair-accessible birding places? Check out Anhinga Trail and Mahogany Hammock Trail. Both trails offer gorgeous views whatever your range of mobility may be."

Stated the author, Kohleun Adamson, “Everglades National Park and nearby Homestead are some of the leading bird watching destinations in the country, hands down. Earning the number two spot on our list, the Everglades ranks high because its natural habitat is both visually stunning and brimming with biodiversity. Local and regional birding societies and the National Parks Services make it easy to plan and relax on bird watching trips in South Florida. The area is accessible and enjoyable to most visitors, which is very important to senior travelers, and we want to spread the word.”

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