Originally Posted by MikeD
We were just there in early March. We saw Roseate Spoonbills - our first pink bird. We also saw a bird that swam underwater, what we think was a Cormorant. I saw a giant turtle of some sort but it was in a drainage ditch at an outlet mall. I noticed it as we drove by on the main road. It was gone by the time we turned around and looked for it. No gators anywhere. The gator section of Ding Darling was roped off, we have no idea why.
We saw LOTS of gators on south Tamiami Trail in the drainage ditches
you can also see manatees at the Fort Myers electricity plant.
the spoonbills are indeed the stars of the show