Shore Bird Watching on Sanibel Island
Spend a lazy afternoon doing a little bird watching from your beach chair at this birding hotspot.
Fall in Florida is like spring up north. Floridians slowly emerge from their air-conditioned cocoons, opening the windows and taking deep breaths of cool fresh air that has finally lost the seemingly-endless heat and humidity of the last few months. We recently took advantage of this beautiful fall weather with a trip to one of our favorite Florida getaways, Sanibel Island. In addition to the wonderful J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the beaches are famous for their shells, and shore birds gather there in the hundreds too. If you’re feeling a little lazy, you can just lie in your beach chair with a pair of binoculars and a camera and check out all the action while barely lifting a finger! Here are some of our favorite shore bird watching photos from our recent trip.
Planning a trip to Florida or other southern shores this winter? Get some Low Tide Beach Birding Tips to make the most of your bird watching time at the shore!