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August 2017

Everglades Agricultural Area Birding

August 26 @ 7:00 am

Paul Bithorn and Brian Rapoza lead an all-day carpool trip to sod farms and flooded agricultural fields in the Belle Glade area of Palm Beach County. No fee. Meet at 7am at Sawgrass Recreation Park, on US-27, about 2 miles north of I-75 in Broward County. Walkie-talkies are recommended. There will be a restaurant lunch stop.

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September 2017

Wings Over Florida field trip – Joe Budd WMA

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 (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. For more information visit our registration website.

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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 at L. Kirk Edwards WEA

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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 bird and butterfly walk at L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area near Tallahassee on Saturday October 7. Register Here

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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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November 2017

Duette Preserve Butterfly Count

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duette Preserve, 2649 Rawls Road
Duette, FL 34219 United States
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Join us for the third annual Duette Butterfly Count, and volunteer to keep track of butterfly biodiversity at our largest preserve. Bring your camera, guide books, and sense of adventure for a day out in the wild blue yonder studying these fascinating fliers. Start your very own butterfly checklist while learning how to identify native species. In partnership with the Wings Over Florida Butterfly Program. Program is suitable for volunteers 16 and older. Please contact Michelle Leahy 941-742-5923 ext. 6035…

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Owl Prowl

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

Join the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey for a sneak peek into what owls do at night. You'll get to meet owl ambassadors up close, participate in owl crafts, and learn how to search for owls in your own neighborhood. $5 per person, registration required

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