Southwest Florida Birds And Wildlife Images

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I took a trip to Southwest Florida to photograph the shorebirds during there spring migration. I planned to visit several of the famous wildlife areas there, including Ding Darling NWR, Venice Rookery, Corkscrew Swamp and Estero Beach. I also was able to see the very tame Burrowing Owls up around Cape Coral, Florida. Florida is an interesting mix of encroaching civilization and superb wildlife opportunities. My fervent hope is that will continue to find a way to coexist.


Little Blue Heron, Bunch Beach, Fort Myers, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Great Blue Herons Mating, Venice Rookery, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Bald Eagle, Bunch Beach, Fort Myers, Florida, These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Burrowing Owl, Cape Coral, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Great Blue Heron, with young fledgling, Venice Rookery, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery


Marbled Godwit, Bunch Beach, Fort Myers, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Willet, Bunch Beach, Fort Myers, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Long Billed Curlew, hunting, Bunch Beach, Fort Myers, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Juvenile Sanderling, Fort Myers, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Roseate Spoonbill, Ding Darling NWR, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


Great Blue Heron, Venice Rookery, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.


American Oystercatcher, Fort Myers, Florida. These images were taken during a trip to Southwest Florida to visit the beaches around Fort Myers and to visit the renowned wildlife refuge, Ding Darling and Venice Rookery.

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