Fly Alongside These Florida Birds on our Zip Line Course

Fly Alongside These Florida Birds on our Zip Line Course

native Florida bird seen from zip line courseFlorida Birds You May See Along Our Zip Line Course

Florida is home to many species of birds that you won’t see many other places in the US. And one of the things that make the Empower Adventures zip line course so awesome is that it gives you a bird’s-eye view of the Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve, which is home to many of these animals and plant species.

However, the dense urbanization of the Tampa area has negatively impacted the ecosystem of the Mobbly Bayou, so recent initiatives are attempting to replace exotic species that have moved into the area with native ones, increasing the health and vibrancy of the preserve.

Here we take some time to look at some of the birds native to Florida that you’ll be sharing the skies with as you fly high on our zip line course.

Wood Stork

The wood stork has a bald head and a long bill with a downward curve. They are typically white with dark legs and head. They prefer humid regions and can be found in places like South and Central America, the Caribbean, and in smaller numbers in states like Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The wood stork builds stick nests and lives in populations that sometimes include up to 25 nests in a single tree. Their flight speed ranges between 12 and 20 mph.

If you spot a wood stork as you glide along our zip line course, see if you can match its five-foot wingspan!

Spot-Breasted Oriole

The spot-breasted oriole is colored differently depending on its gender. They are all typically orange with black around their throats and black spots on their breasts. The females have a bit more olive color with less black overall. These songbirds lived only in Central America until a breeding population was established in Florida. Keep an eye out for these mid-sized birds as you soar through the treetops on our zip line course!

Western Spindalis

Like the spot-breasted oriole, the western spindalis is a brightly-colored songbird. Males are mostly black and white with burnt orange around their breast and throat. Females are more olive and grey, with some orange on their breasts. They can be found and heard in the southern Florida area as well as the Caribbean. Try and match their tune as you take to the skies on the Empower Adventures zip line course.

Spy These Birds and More on Our Zip Line Course!

The Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve is home to many species of bird, each of them more impressive than the last. We encourage you to keep an eye out for some of the native species as you zip along the Empower Adventures Tampa Bay zip line course. You don’t have to be a member of the Audubon society to appreciate these feathered friends! Visit Empower Adventures today to catch sight of these and more!

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