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October 2022

Deering Estate Herp Tour

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd avenue
Miami, FL 33157 United States
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$15

"Join Deering Estate naturalist on a ‘Herp Tour’ throughout the property’s restricted natural areas. This program offers a chance to understand our reptilian and amphibious neighbors in wild and urban habitats." Find out more here: https://deeringestate.org/event/herp-tour/2022-10-08/

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Florida Birding & Nature Festival

October 20 @ 7:30 am - October 23 @ 1:00 pm
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Suncoast Youth Conservation Center, 6650 Dickman Rd
Apollo Beach, FL 33572 United States
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A four-day festival offering a free nature expo, field and boat trips, expert seminars, keynote speakers, and a silent auction. The mission of the  Florida Birding & Nature Festival  is to promote appreciation and conservation of Florida’s birds, its wildlife and their habitats through responsible nature-based tourism and public awareness. Find out more here: https://www.floridabirdingandnaturefestival.org/

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Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Weekiwachee Preserve

October 22 @ 8:00 am
Weekiwachee Preserve, 2345 Osowaw Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34607 United States
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The trip starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance gate at 2345 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill. Enjoy a mile walk on trails to look for songbirds, and a drive to the end of the road to look for water birds. Contact Bev: bevalhansen@gmail.com or 352-686-0460 to get involved.

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Monarch Butterfly Festival at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, 1255 Lighthouse Road
St. Marks, FL 32355 United States
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$5

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Monarch Butterfly Festival is back! "On their 2,000-mile fall migration from North America to Central Mexico, thousands of monarch butterflies stop over in Florida’s Big Bend and Panhandle in October and November. This miraculous migration is celebrated in an annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in picturesque St. Marks, Florida, a half hour south of Tallahassee." St. Marks is also known as a prime birding…

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Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding

October 28 @ 8:00 am
Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd.
Brooksville, FL 34601 United States
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Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk at Chinsegut Conservation Center. There will be binoculars available for use. For information, contact Linda: lindalark85@gmail.com or text 352-428-2629.

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November 2022

Deering Estate Bird Walk

November 12 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd avenue
Miami, FL 33157 United States
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$15

"The Deering Estate is part of the Biscayne Bay IBA (Important Bird Area) recognized as a globally important habitat for the conservation of bird populations. Search for some of the Deering Estate’s estimated 170 resident and migratory bird species. Watch for ibises, herons, egrets and other shorebirds in and around the shallow coastal waters." Find out more at: https://deeringestate.org/event/bird-walk/2022-11-12/

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Tropical Audubon Society: Accessible Inclusive Birding

November 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Crandon Park, 6747 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149 United States
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Kirsten Hines will lead this half-day trip at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. This outing is designed for beginning birders, particularly families with small children or strollers, people in wheelchairs, or others with mobility concerns. Enter the park via the South Beach entrance. Meet at 8:00am at the main entry gate of Crandon Gardens (the original location of the Miami zoo) at the south end of the park. This site has accessible parking, restrooms, well-spaced benches, and wide, paved trails…

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December 2022

North Shore Birding Festival

December 1 @ 6:00 am - December 5 @ 5:30 pm
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, 2803 Lust Road
Apopka, FL United States
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$10 – $90

The North Shore Birding Festival highlights the St. Johns River Water Management District’s 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, an Important Bird Area and the top eBird hotspot in Florida. The 7th annual festival, December 1-5, 2022, will have over 60 trips all over Central Florida. Most trips are based out of the McDonald Canal, CR 448A, Mount Dora, and allow driving into parts of the Lake Apopka restoration area that are otherwise inaccessible except on foot or bicycle. All levels…

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January 2023

Everglades Birding Festival

January 12, 2023 @ 11:30 am - January 16, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express, 2540 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33324 United States
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$30 – $120

South Florida is one of the top 10 birding destinations to see target species, such as Snail Kite, Limpkin, Short-tailed Hawk, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Mitred Parakeet, Grey-headed Swamphen, Burrowing Owl, Painted Bunting, Wood Stork, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and an average of 140 birds over the 5 days. Full-day field trips lead by Florida experts include transportation, lunch, snacks, and water. Trips to Everglades, Corkscrew, Upper Keys, STA 5, South Dade exotics, and more. Daily workshops and evening programs. Limited to 60 participants…

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