Lake Okeechobe, Paradise to the Bird-Watchers
There are about 50 million bird-watchers in the USA, according to the estimates, and hundred millions in all over the world.Either doing this as a hobby or as a profession, this is one of the must-see places.Lake Okeechobe, located in Southern Florida, between Atlantic Ocean and Mexican Gulf, is where you could find a great variant of birds to watch or scientifically observe.
As it is situated between Atlantic Ocean and Mexican Gulf, it attracts both inland and marine birds.Although the lake is very large, -730 square miles; 1813 square km-(in fact, after Michigan Lake, is the second largest body of fresh water in the lower 48 states of the USA) it is shallow -an average depth of 9 feet and maximum of 12 feet- and therefore it is right at home to the birds such as egrets, sandhill cranes, blue herons, wood ibis.
Other than mentioned above, birds such as pileated woodpeckers, ospreys, the rare Everglades, red-shouldered hawks are amongst the birds you could easily access watching, observing around this lake.
Not only the birds that you could find attracted with in this area, Seminole Tribe of Florida lives in North-West shores of this lake.If you are interested in native American culture, here this is an opportunity for a living museum.
There has to be a place for the bird lovers, right? 🙂 Yeap, this seems to be one such place. I’d love to visit it someday. Thanks for the post, Chaos.