Shun Cheung , Oct 25, 2008; 12:31 p.m.
It has been over 10 years since I was last at Everglades City, but we used to rent a canoe and padle around. There were also boat rides into the Thousand Island area. A 300mm lens should be fine from the boat, especially with the 1.5x crop factor on the D200.
When I visited the Everglades in early 2006, the Flamingo area was all damaged by hurricanes and we could not enter. The Anhinga Trial was as good as ever, but you need to drive around via Florida City to enter that area from the east. Shark Valley was disappointing for the afternoon I was there.
Anhinga Trail, Nikon D2X with 12-24mm/f4 lens at 24mm