Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows may be heard and seen early in the morning from the main park road during the spring. Bald Eagles and warblers are also active in the morning, while Barred Owls come out in the evening.
View our park calendar to see scheduled ranger-led programs at Flamingo.
Accessibility: 0.5 miles (800 meters) round trip. Wheelchair accessible.
Snail Kites, wading birds, Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Limpkins, and White-crowned Pigeons make this spikerush community their home. The best times to find these birds is in the morning via canoe.
View our park calendar to see scheduled ranger-led canoe programs at Flamingo / Nine Mile Pond!
Accessibility: No immediate trails; wheelchair accessible in the parking lot and maintained lawn.
Directions: Nine Mile Pond is located approximately 27 miles from the main park entrance near Homestead, adjacent to the park road to Flamingo.
Wading birds, cormorants, Osprey, Bald Eagles, pelicans, and shorebirds can be observed from the visitor center or by boat in the 10,000 Islands. Peregrine Falcons, Swallow-tailed Kites, Wood Storks, skimmers, and a variety of warblers make a seasonal appearance.
Visitors often enjoy paddling or taking boat trips on the water to view the coastal wildlife in this area of the park.
View our park calendar to see scheduled ranger-led programs at Gulf Coast!