Florida is home to magnificent flora and fauna and if you book a Florida wildlife tour, you are sure to encounter many of these different species and perhaps even interact with them.

You can expect to see a great variety of native birds, alligators, panthers, and farm animals as they are a big part of the Southern Florida landscape.


Florida is home to almost 200 species of birds. Some of our favorites are flamingoes, ospreys, and Great Egrets! Ospreys are beautiful and powerful birds with incredible eyesight, which makes them great at fishing. If you take one of Florida wildlife tours, you might be able to see these predatory birds in action.

The Flamingo often gets mistaken for a Roseate Spoonbill, a similarly beautiful bird in Florida that has a shorter neck than the Flamingo. If you book a Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour at Babcock Ranch, your guide will be able to explain to you all the differences and hopefully, point both birds out to you.

Our other favorite, which you’d likely see on a Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour, is the Great Egret. These beautiful birds are hard to miss with their long S-shaped neck, white body, and yellow bill.


No Florida wildlife tour would be complete without the opportunity to see an alligator. While now abundant in Florida, did you know they were once on the brink of extinction here? Luckily the state’s conservation efforts have helped with their preservation and you can enjoy seeing them around freshwater lakes.

Farm Animals

Not only will you get a chance to see wildlife when you explore Florida, but you’ll also get to experience farm life. If you choose to visit Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour, you can travel through the Crescent B Ranch, a working cattle ranch with over 14,000 acres in pastureland! You can learn more about the history of the ranch during our tours or on our website.

Florida Panther

Did you know most of the Florida Panthers live in Southwest Florida? They inhabit the swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks of the area. You can visit their habitat on a Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour and learn more about their history as an endangered species and what is being done to preserve their habitat.

Visit Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour

Ready to start your wildlife-watching adventure? Book a tour today with Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours and see how many of these creatures you can find on the swamp buggy or walking tour!