Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park is a tropical wetland located at the tip of Florida. The park covers roughly 2357 square miles and attracts nearly 1 million visitors annually. Hiking and camping are the two most popular activities that visitors partake in. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including the American Crocodile, the Little Blue Heron, the Great Egret, and the Anhinga.

Everglades National Park Info


Everglades National Park

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Everglades National Park Announces Fee-Free Days and No Entrance Fee Increase for 2020

Entrance fees at Everglades NP will not increase in 2020 and five entrance fee-free days have been designated.

Wetland Mitigation (HID) Credit Availability Status

Update: The HID has recently had a credit release and will begin accepting applications on Wednesday January 8th, 2020, beginning at 8:00 am. The current cost of mitigation at the Hole in the Donut $69,000.00 per 1 UMAM credit, or $27,089.63 per state acre credit.

Everglades National Park Reopens after Hurricane Dorian, Dry Tortugas Remains Open

HOMESTEAD, Fla - On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Everglades National Park will reopen park entrances and visitor facilities at 7 a.m. now that the threat of Hurricane Dorian has passed.

Everglades National Park Closes for Hurricane Dorian, Dry Tortugas Remains Open for Now

HOMESTEAD, Fla - On Friday, Aug. 30, Everglades National Park will close park entrances and visitor facilities at 4 p.m. in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Dorian.

Everglades National Park Photos

Watch Your Step

Wes Iversen posted a photo:

Watch Your Step

A White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) picks its way through vegetation and fallen logs in Florida's Everglades National Park.

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Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)_DDZ0391

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)_DDZ0391

Northern Mockingbird, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Mockingbird/overview www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-mockingbird

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)_DDZ0490

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)_DDZ0490

Purple Gallinule, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Gallinule/overview www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/purple-gallinule

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)_DDZ0539

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)_DDZ0539

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-gray_Gnatcatcher/overview www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/blue-gray-gnatcatcher

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)_DDZ0560

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)_DDZ0560

Green Heron, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/overview www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/green-heron

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)_DDZ0566

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)_DDZ0566

Green Anole, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/greenanole.htm

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) with Prey_DDZ0453

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) with Prey_DDZ0453

Green Heron with prey, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/overview www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/green-heron

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)_DDZ0569

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)_DDZ0569

Green Anole, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/greenanole.htm

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)_DDZ0383

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)_DDZ0383

Green Heron, Everglades National Park, Florida. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/overview www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/green-heron

"A Pod of Pelicans"

Stephen J Stephen posted a photo:

"A Pod of Pelicans"

While on a boat ride into the Everglades National Park we saw many American White Pelicans in flight or resting on sand bars on small islands. This is only a portion of the more than 100 pelicans that we saw on one island.

Although these birds breed in Canada's prairie provinces and our territories, I had only seen one before. A wayward American White Pelican that had appeared, briefly, in Ottawa, Ontario a number of years ago and I only managed a very distant, blurred image.

This image was created on Feb 5, 2020 on the Gulf Coast side of Everglades National Park, Florida, United States. Cropped to panoramic format for composition.

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridana)_DDZ0358

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridana)_DDZ0358

Burrowing Owl, Cape Coral, Florida. The Florida Burrowing Owl is classified as State Threatened by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/owls/burrowing-...). The city of Cape Coral has the largest population of Florida Burrowing Owls in the State, with an estimated 1000 nesting pairs (ccfriendsofwildlife.org/burrowing-owl/).

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridana)_DDZ0280

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridana)_DDZ0280

Burrowing Owl, Cape Coral, Florida. The Florida Burrowing Owl is classified as State Threatened by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/owls/burrowing-...). The city of Cape Coral has the largest population of Florida Burrowing Owls in the State, with an estimated 1000 nesting pairs (ccfriendsofwildlife.org/burrowing-owl/).

Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia floridana)_DDZ0267

NDomer73 posted a photo:

Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia floridana)_DDZ0267

Burrowing Owls, Cape Coral, Florida. The Florida Burrowing Owl is classified as State Threatened by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/owls/burrowing-...). The city of Cape Coral has the largest population of Florida Burrowing Owls in the State, with an estimated 1000 nesting pairs (ccfriendsofwildlife.org/burrowing-owl/).

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)_DDZ0232

NDomer73 posted a photo:

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)_DDZ0232

American Alligator, Everglades National Park, Florida. nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/american-alligator

Little Blue Heron

Bird Aficionado Stan posted a photo:

Little Blue Heron

Photographed at Frog Pond Wildlife Management Area (also known as "Lucky Hammock"), just outside the entrance to Everglades National Park in south Florida, February 8, 2020.

Osprey

Steve Hofhine posted a photo:

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus
Everglades National Park, Monroe County, Florida

Red-shouldered Hawk

Steve Hofhine posted a photo:

Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus
Everglades National Park, Monroe County, Florida

Double-crested Cormorant

Steve Hofhine posted a photo:

Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus
Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Cypress Swamp

gardenpower posted a photo:

Cypress Swamp

Everglades National Park
photo by Carroll Sparwasser

Black-necked Stilt

Steve Hofhine posted a photo:

Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus
Everglades National Park, Monroe County, Florida