FLORIDA – COLLIER COUNTY – Bird Rookery Swamp Trail
Photo Experience: I’m always interested in visiting new locations, of which this was one. A couple of wood storks, several white ibis, a great blue heron, and one or two snowy egrets were all feeding in the pond adjacent to the parking area. The trail proved no less interesting with a red-shouldered hawk, more white ibis, two alligators, and even an American bittern. The next time I’m in southwest Florida, I hope to return to this location.
Other Info: To get there: From I-75, take Exit 111 and head east on Immokalee Road (County Road 846). Go 11.4 miles and then turn left onto Shady Hollow Blvd. At the end of Shady Hollow Blvd (approximately 1.5 miles), the parking area will be on the right. There are several portable toilets at the parking area. No fee is charged, but donations are accepted.