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September 2017

Birding Festival of the Keys

September 21 - September 25

This event has been cancelled due to the impacts from Hurricane Irma.

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Butterfly Walk at Deering Estate

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd avenue
Miami, FL 33157 United States
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The Deering Estate provides a beautiful natural setting for a variety of activities. Join Jared Guerra for a fun Wings Over Florida butterfly walk and earn your Zebra Longwing certificate. This family-friendly program is free with paid admission.

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October 2017

Wings Over Florida – Joe Budd WMA

October 7 @ 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 (FWC) wildlife management area system. As part of this year-long celebration, FWC staff will be leading Wings Over Florida field trips at select wildlife management areas throughout the state. Join Wings Over Florida coordinator Andy Wraithmell and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Coordinator Whitney Gray for this birding and butterfly viewing field trip at Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area. We will look for waterbirds, raptors and…

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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 wild side at peak migration - over 180 species! Field trips by land, boat and wagon to the best wildlife sites in West Central Florida, led by experienced and engaging experts. Seminars for beginning and expert birders, for gardeners and photographers, on reptiles, insects, conservation, aquatic restoration and bird rehabilitation. Keynotes on bald eagles and manatees and a panel discussion on the Economic Value of Conservation Lands for our communities. Special family friendly field trips. Nature Expo…

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Indian River Birding Festival and Nature Art Show

October 13 - October 15
Indian River Birding Festival, 195 9th Street SE
Vero Beach, FL 32962 United States
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The Pelican Island Preservation Society is hosting this event, now in its third year, The festival is being held in conjunction with "National Wildlife Refuge Week," October 8th to 14th. Activities include local birding tours and lectures, Nature Art Show that includes a plein air paint-out at the PIAS campus, and a sunset pontonn boat cruise on the Indian River Lagoon at Pelican Island. Visit the festival Facebook page for more details, as they become available.

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13th Annual Bat Festival

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gainesville, 1309 NW 192nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
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The 13th Annual Florida Bat Festival is an opportunity for attendees to view giant fruit bats, tour the conservancy grounds and enjoy the great outdoors while learning about how fruit bats benefit environments and ecosystems worldwide. Last year we welcomed over 5,000 guests and attendance is expected to increase this year. The conservancy is not open to the general public on a regular basis, so this event is a rare opportunity for wildlife lovers to see our bats up-close.

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January 2018

Everglades Birding Festival

January 11, 2018 - January 15, 2018
Davie, 2540 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33324 United States
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Journey through south Florida searching for beautiful and rare birds in ancient moss-covered cypress swamps, everglades prairies that join the sky and brilliant marshes that sparkle with flashes of roseate wings. Scan across the tips of grass for searching hovering Snail kites and hear the squeal of the Limpkin.

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31st Annual Florida Manatee Festival

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Crystal River, Downtown Crystal River
Crystal River, FL 34428 United States
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The Florida Manatee Festival is held in January in downtown Crystal River, FL. The festival features vendors, food, entertainment and manatee tours.

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Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

January 18, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Magnolia Park, 2929 S Binion Rd
Apopka, FL 32703 United States
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The Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza Birding Festival is perfect for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from knowledgeable birding guides. Add to your life list at an amazing birding area, the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, where 360+ species have been sighted, more than any other inland location. Full-day and half-day trips are offered, along with keynotes and dinners. On Saturday participate in the 6th annual free family-oriented Birdapalooza festival with bird banding and guided…

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Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival

January 24, 2018 - January 29, 2018
Eastern Florida State College, 1311 North U.S 1
Titusville, FL 32796 United States
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Discover why Florida's Space Coast is your launch pad to incredible nature-based experiences. World Class Photographers, Field Workshops, Presentations & Classes. Come see why we're the largest Birding & Wildlife Festival in the United States.

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