Everglades National Park: Species List

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Unsurprisingly, even a short trip to Everglades National Park yielded the longest confirmed species list I’ve yet compiled in a National Park. We certainly spotted more species than those listed here, particularly trees and insects. Nevertheless, the following are the identifications I am confident in.

BIRDS

American Coot (Coot Bay)
American Crow (Park Road, Flamingo)
American White Pelican (Florida Bay, Mrazek Pond)
Anhinga (Anhinga Trail)
Black-and-White Warbler (Gumbo Limbo Trail)
Black-Necked Stilt (Mrazek Pond)
Black Skimmer (Florida Bay)
Black Vulture (Big Cypress, Florida Bay, Anhinga Trail)
Brown-Headed Cowbird (Flamingo)
Brown Pelican (Florida Bay, Mrazek Pond)
Common Grackle (Flamingo)
Common Moorhen (Mrazek Pond)
Double-Crested Cormorant (Florida Bay, Anhinga Trail, Tarpon Creek)
European Starling (Flamingo)
Glossy Ibis (Park Road)
Great Blue Heron (Anhinga Trail)
Great Egret (Mrazek Pond)
Green Heron (Anhinga Trail)
Killdeer (Flamingo)
Laughing Gull (Florida Bay, Flamingo)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Mrazek Pond)
Mourning Dove (Flamingo)
Northern Cardinal (Anhinga Trail)
Osprey (Florida Bay, Flamingo)
Northern Mockingbird (Park Road)
Purple Martin (Flamingo)
Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Anhinga Trail, Flamingo)
Red-Shouldered Hawk (Park Road)
Red-Winged Blackbird (Anhinga Trail)
Roseate Spoonbill (Mrazek Pond)
Royal Tern (Florida Bay)
Snowy Egret (Mrazek Pond)
Spotted Sandpiper (Buttonwood Canal)
Swallow-Tailed Kite (Big Cypress, Park Road, Buttonwood Canal, Mahagony Hammock)
Tri-Colored Heron (Buttonwood Canal)
Turkey Vulture (Nine-Mile Pond)
White Ibis (Park Road, Flamingo, Mrazek Pond)
Wood Stork (Mrazek Pond)
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Park Road)

FISH

Florida Gar (Big Cypress, Anhinga Trail)
Mullet (Big Cypress)
Oscar (Anhinga Trail)
Pike Killifish (Anhinga Trail)
Tarpon (Florida Bay)

INSECTS

Great Southern White Butterfly (Mahogany Hammock)
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Anhinga Trail)
Queen Butterfly (Mahogany Hammock)

MAMMALS

Bottle-Nosed Dolphin (Florida Bay)
Manatee (Big Cypress)

MOLLUSKS/ARTHROPODS

Eastern Oyster (Tarpon Creek)
Tree Snail (Buttonwood Canal)

REPTILES

American Alligator (Big Cypress, Anhinga Trail)
American Crocodile (Buttonwood Canal)
Brown Anole Lizard (Anhinga Trail)
Florida Softshell Turtle (Big Cypress)
Green Anole Lizard (Anhinga Trail)
Peninsular Cooter Turtle (Anhinga Trail)

TREES/SHRUBS

Bald Cypress (Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook)
Black Mangrove (Buttonwood Canal)
Buttonwood (Buttonwood Canal)
Coastal Plain Willow (Anhinga Trail)
Gumbo Limbo (Gumbo Limbo Trail)
Live Oak (Big Cypress)
Magnolia (Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook)
Mahogany (Mahogany Hammock)
Manchineel (Buttonwood Canal)
Pond Apple (Anhinga Trail)
Red Mangrove (Flamingo, Anhinga Trail)
Royal Palm (Anhinga Trail)
Sabal Palm (Buttonwood Canal)
Slash Pine (Park Road)
Strangler Fig (Mahogany Hammock)
White Mangrove (Buttonwood Canal)

WILDFLOWERS

Bromeliad (Anhinga Trail)
Button Bush (Anhinga Trail)
Nuphar (Anhinga Trail)
Oceanblue Morning Glory (Anhinga Trail)
Southeastern Sneezeweed (Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook)

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