When most people think of Florida, they think of beaches, theme parks, and retirement communities. But there’s so much more to the Sunshine State than that! One of the best things about Florida is the wildlife. And one of the most popular animals to see in Florida is the flamingo bird.

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If you’re looking to add a little pink to your life, here are four of the best wildlife refuges in Florida to see flamingos:

 

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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Tallahassee

This refuge is home to a large flock of wild flamingos that make their way here every winter from Cuba. You can see them wading in the water and feeding on shrimp, crabs, and other marine life.

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Travel Tip:

The best time to see them is from December through February.

Everglades National Park in Miami

The Everglades are home to a variety of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, and of course, flamingos. These pink birds can be seen wading in the shallow waters or roaming the open grasslands in search of food.

Travel Tip:

The best time to see them is from December through April.

J.N.”Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island

This refuge is home to a large flock of migratory birds, including flamingos. You can see them wading in the waters around Sanibel Island or flying overhead in search of food.

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Travel Tip:

The best time to see them is from October through April.

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge in Hobe Sound

This refuge is home to a large flock of migratory birds, including flamingos. You can see them wading in the waters around Hobe Sound or flying overhead in search of food.

Travel Tip:

The best time to see them is from October through April.

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If you’re looking to see some flamingos, Florida is the place to be. There are a variety of great places to see these beautiful birds. To get more tips on things to see and do in Florida – as well as around the world – subscribe to the Michelle Valentine email list.

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