Preserving 450 acres on the edge of Pembroke Pines, Chapel Trail Nature Preserve makes an excellent birding destination as well as an easy-to-reach sampler of Everglades flora and fauna
Parks created for stormwater and wastewater reclamation turn out to be wonderful locations for birding and wildlife watching. These parks all feature trails around pools of varying depths of water and native vegetation.
At Circle B Bar Reserve, an extensive network of trails with an outer circuit of nearly 6 miles is atop the levees through vibrant wetlands near Lake Hancock.
At Green Cay Wetlands, boardwalks meander through 100 acres of re-created wetlands that bring a touch of the Everglades back to its original home in Boynton Beach.
Covering more than 1,600 acres in the St. Johns River floodplain, Orlando Wetlands Park has more than 8 miles of trails and is the best place in the region for serious birding.
Protecting what was once the headwaters of Snake Creek and a Seminole settlement, Snake Warrior Island Natural Area is a small urban oasis not far from I-95 in Miramar.
Encompassing the ancient shoreline of Taylor Creek and man-made marshes, this wetlands park is a gem for birding and wildlife watching just north of Okeechobee.
One of the best destinations on the Space Coast for birding and wildlife photography, Viera Wetlands is both a man-made habitat and a modern facility for wastewater treatment.
Wading birds everywhere: that’s the delight of a walk along the boardwalks of Wakodahatchee Wetlands. The first wetlands park in the region, it continues to draw a regular crowd for morning stolls, photography, and serious birdwatching.