Snowbirds start flocking to Florida for winter (includes video story)

As the winter season approaches, snowbirds are coming from around the U.S. to the Marco Island and Naples areas, two of the most popular Florida destinations.

Snowbirds, people from the north who move south for the winter, typically stay four to five months. November to April is peak snowbird season in Marco Island.

“Most of them come every year because they own a property here,” said CJ’s on the Bay restaurant manager Mohamed Ahmed.

Marco Island experiences about 300 sunny days a year, so it’s an easy pick for snowbirds to trade snowmen for sand castles.

Jillian Salvi Cruz is a junior majoring in broadcasting with a minor in Business Marketing. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career within the sports field as a sideline reporter for baseball and other sports.