Migration is underway! Photo: Charlie MacDonald.
A visit to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a journey into the heart of the Everglades ecosystem. Discover the rugged beauty of this natural area on the Sanctuary's famous boardwalk—a 2.25-mile adventure through an enchanting wilderness and the largest old-growth bald cypress forest in North America.
Located about 30 minutes northeast of Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, and red-bellied turtles. A wide variety of wading birds, songbirds, and raptors can be seen throughout the year, while the fabulous Painted Bunting is one of many winter visitors. Guided experiences immerse visitors in the natural wonders of the Sanctuary with photo opportunities available at every turn of the boardwalk trail. With exhibits, a nature store, and bird-friendly gardens, the Blair Visitor Center serves as a gateway to the Western Everglades environment.