Catch Greg Miller at the Big “O” Birding Festival, March 12-16, 2013

03.4.13

The 12th annual Big "O" Birding Festival is a Glades/Hendry County cooperative event in South Central Florida on the southwest shores of Lake Okeechobee. Glades and Hendry counties are becoming a mecca for bird watching, with more than 300 species of birds recorded, including Limpkin, Snail Kite, Crested Caracara, Florida Burrowing Owl, Florida Sandhill Crane, Swallow-tailed Kite, Eastern Meadowlark, Bald Eagle and Painted Bunting. Nine GFBWT sites are located within the region, including three Wildlife Management Areas in Hendry County: Spirit-of-the-Wild, Dinner Island Ranch and Okaloacoochee SloughState Forest/WMA. Stormwater Treatment Area #5 (STA 5), Devils Garden Bird Park, Riverside Retreat and Ah-Tah-Thi Ki Museum are also in Hendry County. GFBWT sites in Glades County include Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area’s East & West units. 
 
Experience rural Florida’s exceptional wildlife, land and culture on private ranch/farm tours, boat trips on Lake Okeechobee, plus field trips to GFBWT sites including the Big Cypress Indian Reservation and public lands hotspots. Group sizes are small, and tours are friendly and relaxed. 
 
Greg Miller, of The Big Year book and movie, will be the keynote presenter and will lead field trips during the festival. Don't miss out on some of the best birding and wildlife photography in Florida!

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