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sanibel island

lehigh valley
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sanibel island

my wife and i are bird watchers and she loves to collect shells. where on the island are the best places to go for these activities. anything else you can share about this area would be greatly appreciated


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1. Re: sanibel island

On Captiva, bayside, you'll see lots of wading birds late afternoon, as well as manatee around the docks at Mc Carthy's and Jensen's. You'll see different birds at different times of the year on Sanibel. Many are seasonal. The best birding locations are anywhere along Wildlife Drive in Ding Darling and on Tarpon Bay when birds flock in at night to roost, especially if it coincides with low tide.

Other good spots include the Bailey Tract and the Buck Key off Captiva and reachable by kayak or boat. Kayaks are available in the village and also down at Castaways Marina on the Sanibel side of the Blid Pass Bridge.

Shelling spots vary, but in general, the best shelling is on Sanibel, Blind Pass area of Captiva, and North Captiva island, reachable by water taxi, charter captian or Captiva Cruises, and Cayo Costa reachable by charter or Captiva Cruises. If you know boats and are comfortable in shallow water and can read charts really well, you can rent a boat at Jensen's.

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