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Birds & Butterfly Attractions in Florida

Escape to a tranquil sanctuary of butterflies, exotic birds and wildlife habitats for a fun-filled day in Florida. Located in South Florida, Butterfly World features more than 20,000 winged creatures of more than 50 different species in aviaries and gardens covering 10 acres of land. As the largest butterfly park in the world, stroll through the lush gardens and say hello to the lorikeets and hummingbirds greeting you upon arrival.

Set in downtown Miami, Jungle Island is home to over 300 birds ape exhibits and alligators. Jungle Island features fun exhibits and shows, complete with an exotic bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat, and botanical garden worth exploring.

Gainesville's Butterfly Rainforest is not-to-be-missed. Featuring living exhibit of hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from around the world, walk through the lush landscapes with tropical trees and flowering plants amid beautiful waterfalls.

Calling are bird lovers, located near the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp in the southwest Florida region, visit The Bird Gardens of Naples, home to rescued parrots and birds of all species.

Butterfly Rainforest

Home to over 1,000 butterflies, the Butterfly Rainforest is located in north-central Florida in Gainesville. Located at the Florida Museum of Natural History, the site is set on campus at the University of Florida.

The Butterfly Rainforest exhibit is a 6,400-square-foot, screened-in room featuring up to 80 free-flying butterfly and moth species. Open year round, visitors are encouraged to see the butterfly releases and feeding stations in this simulating tropical environment.

Venice Area Audubon Society Rookery

Founded in 1965, the Venice Area Audubon Society is an important animal conservation site on the west-central Florida coast. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, the site promotes and educates guests on bird and animal conservation efforts in the Venice region.

Don't miss the Rookery, open from dawn 'till dusk, and featuring plenty of daytime activity from Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Anhingas, White Ibises, and more. Other must-sees at the Rookery include the Butterfly Garden and the Venice Audubon Center.

Jungle Island

Formerly the Parrot Jungle, Jungle Island is a zoological and botanical park set in downtown Miami on Watson Island. Established in 1936, Jungle Island in southern Florida is home to over 300 birds, and features exhibits, shows, shopping, and more.

Open daily throughout the year; Jungle Island welcomes visitors on weekdays and weekends. Features include 1.35 miles of nature trails, exhibits like Manu Encounter and Orangutan School, and shows like Dr. Wasabi's Wild Adventures and Winged Wonders.

Bird Gardens of Naples

A non-profit parrot outreach center, the Bird Gardens of Naples preserves and fosters abandoned parrots in need of a home or shelter.

Located near the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp in the southwest Florida region, the shelter is top destination for bird-lovers and Naples visitors. Visits are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead.