Modified 24-Mar-14
Fort Desoto, Florida is a birders paradise, especially during spring migration. You have the opportunity to see shorebirds that are making their way north. Shell Key Island is a favorite stop over point for many smaller migrants. Plovers, Dunlin, Sanderlings, Etc. can be found in abundance on the island. If you don't have a boat there are tours that dock on the island at different times of the year. Or you can walk the beach at Fort Desoto. Here you can find a variety of Herons, Egrets, Pelicans and many others.
Plovers, Sandpipers & TurnstonesHerons, Egrets, & CormorantsWillets, Dunlins, OystercatchersTernsIbises and SpoonbillsGullsSkimmers