Myakka River State Park is a beautiful park in Sarasota, Florida.

Many people come here to see alligators, but the real treasure is birds!

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A roseate spoonbill running its bill back and forth through the water in search of food is a rare find. It is a common sighting in Myakka River State Park.

You may spot sandhill cranes poking around for food.  These beautiful birds have a red heart on their foreheads.

Don't forget to look up into the trees.  You do not want to miss your flight.

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Myakka River State Park has a canopy walkway so you can get a bird's-eye view.

The Myakka Canopy Walkway is 25 feet high and 100 feet long.   The swinging bridge takes you through a lush canopy of live oaks.

By climbing the Myakka River Observation Tower, you can truly be on top of the world.

At 74 feet above ground, you can look down at the birds.

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Whether you prefer a ground view or...

an aerial view, Myakka River State Park is a birding paradise!