Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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Purple gallinule Florida Everglades

Purple gallinule at the Anhinga Trail in the Florida Everglades

A bird I had never seen before is the beautiful purple gallinule, but this is a familiar refrain when you go to the Everglades National Park in Florida. I would walk around the corner and run into a bittern, which was another bird I had never seen before, but that photo is for another day. I found this bright beauty along a shoreline on the Anhinga Trail, which is a must stop for any birder and hiker making their way from Miami to Flamingo.

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