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April 2017

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

April 26 - April 30

Welcome to one of the most celebrated and beautiful festivals in the nation.The 2017 Birding & Photo Fest will feature the return of festival favorites, world-class photographers along with new professionals and instructors who will offer technical training opportunities and more birding in-field programs than ever before. As always, festival participants will benefit from insights and instruction from a collection of upper echelon international nature and wildlife photographers — a group that continues to solidify Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest…

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Wings Over Florida – Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area: Prairie Lakes Unit, FL United States + Google Map

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Management Area system. As part of this year long celebration, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail staff Andy Wraithmell and Whitney Gray will be leading a morning bird tour at the Prairie Lakes Unit within the Three Lakes WMA in Osceola County. We will look for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Bachman's Sparrows, Limpkin, Snail Kite, Bald Eagle, Crested Caracara and more. Spaces are limited for this field trip…

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May 2017

Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference

May 18 - May 21
Westgate River Ranch, 3200 River Ranch Blvd.
River Ranch, FL 33867 United States
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Registration opening soon! The 37th Annual Conference of the Florida Native Plant Society will be held in the heart of Florida, and central to the largest river restoration project in the world! The Kissimmee River restoration, a joint project by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, is designed to restore the complex relationships between land, wildlife, water and climate that were torn apart when the river was channelized in 1962. Before channelization, the…

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June 2017

Wings Over Florida – Apalachicola River Wildlife Environmental Area

June 3 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Apalachicola River Wildlife Environmental Area,

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Management Area system. As part of this year long celebration, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail staff Andy Wraithmell and Whitney Gray, along with Dean and Sally Jue from the North American Butterfly Association, will be leading a morning bird and butterfly tour at the Apalachicola River Wildlife Environmental Area. We will search for breeding birds such as Bachman's Sparrow, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Hooded and Prothonotary Warbler,…

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September 2017

Wings Over Florida – Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area,

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Management Area system. As part of this year long celebration, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail staff Andy Wraithmell and Whitney Gray will be leading a morning bird tour at the Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area. REGISTRATION WEBSITE COMING SOON!

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Birding Festival of the Keys

September 21 - September 25

Fall migration is THE time to be in the Florida Keys. Hawks are streaming south, migrating songbirds are filling the trees and Keys specialties can be found. Full day field trips, birding trips, species workshops, lectures, keynotes, boat, kayak and pelagic trips will fill your days. Gain advanced skills and life birds to your list. Join Florida's TOP GUIDES and BIOLOGISTS in this exciting weekend of birding, learning and fun.

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October 2017

Wings Over Florida – Guana River Wildlife Management Area

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Guana River Wildlife Management Area,

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Management Area system. As part of this year long celebration, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail staff Andy Wraithmell and Whitney Gray will be leading a morning bird tour at the Guana River Wildlife Management Area. REGISTRATION WEBSITE COMING SOON!

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Florida Birding & Nature Festival

October 13 - October 15
Hillsborough Community College, 551 24th St. NE
Ruskin, FL 33570 United States
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Experience Central Florida's peak migration - over 180 species Field trips to the best wildlife sites in West Central Florida lead by our most experienced and engaging experts. Workshops on identification, nature photography techniques, conservation initiatives, and wildlife corridors. Birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, mammals and more. Nature products, art work, binoculars, bird boxes, unique products for wildlife lovers available for purchase. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that protects birds native to North America.

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November 2017

Wings Over Florida – Hungryland Wildlife Environmental Area

November 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Hungryland Wildlife Environmental Area,

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Management Area system. As part of this year long celebration, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail staff Andy Wraithmell and Whitney Gray will be leading a morning bird tour at the John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area  REGISTRATION WEBSITE COMING SOON!

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