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Eco Pond

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Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
+1 239-695-2945
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Huricane Irma really messed this place up!!

In the past, its been a good place to see birds. On our recent visit, we saw absolutely nothing... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
photoguywisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Good sometimes

Eco Pond is one of those spots where timing is everything. I have been there when there were dozens... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Truckie351
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Pond excellent for viewing nature.
  • Excellent22%
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  • Average44%
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Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
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+1 239-695-2945
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"wading birds"
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"insect repellent"
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

In the past, its been a good place to see birds. On our recent visit, we saw absolutely nothing there. Also hurricane Irma really messed with this place. Everything around this area looked dead. If you're a wildlife photographer, I would bother coming here.

Thank photoguywisconsin
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Eco Pond is one of those spots where timing is everything. I have been there when there were dozens of wading birds and at other times when it was completely void of birds. During most of the year the insect population is terrible. Be prepared!

Thank Truckie351
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were warned by the park ranger that the smell was pretty bad (partly from human sewage) and that it was "pretty low" due to drought. Well, it reeked and was bone dry and had a lot of mosquitoes.

1  Thank SCDad
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not to many years ago this was a great spot for birders and photographers. Due to the drought this pond id nearly dry. On my most recent visit there were stilts on the east shore early in the morning. Midday it was empty. Late in...More

1  Thank Truckie351
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This trail was a little hard to find as there is no parking lot. We parked on the side of the road next to the trailhead. It's an easy, flat paved trail of 0.5 mi/800 m. We visited around 12:40pm on a Monday in March,...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This fresh water pool has a good viewing area directly off the entrance as well as a trail circling the pond which in various spots offers viewing of a wide variety of birds ranging from giant herons to small shore birds. We were fortunate to...More

Thank bikingfarmer
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

You must be here at dawn to see the large numbers of birds. The large numbers of birds are present only when the water depth in the pond is lower. On about February 12th (at dawn) the birds in large numbers where present at the...More

Thank photoguywisconsin
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ecopond hike is a bird watchers paradise. The hike is short and less than one mile. Take insect repellent, especially around sundown. There are many birds here such as reddish egrets, snowy egrets, tricolor herons, little blue herons, and several duck species.

Thank George A
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Unfortunately the salt intrusion from hurricane Wilma's storm surge have really destroyed what from all accounts was once an amazing place to observe tons of birds. Now the mosquitoes are very bad here, and the only birds I ever saw on three different days in...More

Thank Megan L
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not a bird or animal to be found. Oh yeah, there were a ton of mosquitoes. Stinky too. Not worth the trip.

1  Thank Dianelson
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