Manatees are plentiful in our local waters as well. I spring, summer and fall, manatees are spread out in our area and you can see them in many different places. In the winter, manatees seek warmer water in protected canals and many can be seen at the power plants where there is a warm water discharge. Like many species in our area, they can not live in cold water.
We also have an amazing amount of birds: pelicans, heron, spoonbills and more. Sanibel’s Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view these beautiful birds. Sea reed charters has a special permit which allowes him to enter the preserve by boat. We also have many osprey and eagles. It is amazing to watch them dive down and try and pick a fish from the water. Come and enjoy the wildlife in the Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers area.