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6 Top Spots in Florida to Have Your Own 'Big Year'
Bird and wildlife watching contributed $3.1 billion to Florida’s economy in 2006, and 746,000 people came to Florida primarily with wildlife-watching on the brain.

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An aerial view of Garden Key and Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park.

(National Park Service)

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A great egret in an Everglades National Park cypress swamp.

(National Park Service)

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Sandhill cranes visit often at Lake Kissimmee State Park.

(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

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Birders on the beach at St. George Island State Park.

(Chelle Koster Walton)

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Birders gather at the shores of "Ding" Darling's impoundments to watch birds feed at low tide.

(Chelle Koster Walton)

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Breakfast time at "Ding" Darling refuge.

(Chelle Koster Walton)

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Bird flurry at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

(Lou Kellenberger Photographer)

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Birders at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

(Betsy Kellenberger Photographer)

6 Top Spots in Florida to Have Your Own 'Big Year'

Bird and wildlife watching contributed $3.1 billion to Florida’s economy in 2006, and 746,000 people came to Florida primarily with wildlife-watching on the brain.

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