Wings Over Florida field trip – Joe Budd WMA

Andy Wraitmell

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 …

Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference

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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 …

Wings Over Florida – Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

Andy Wraitmell

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 …

Welcome to the Woods at Seminole Forest WMA

Andy Wraitmell

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area in Lake County. Space for this free event is limited due to its popularity, so participants must register in advance by calling …

Birding the Bay Festival

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Join us for a day-long birding event on the Forgotten Coast for birders of all levels, from advanced to beginners. Professionally-led tours will focus on shorebirds, migratory birds, and/or woodland species. See colorful song birds like Indigo Buntings and Summer Tanagers on St. George Island on their migratory stop over, view shorebirds in the shallow waters around St. George Island …

Tropical Audubon hosts Bird Walk at Greynold’s Park

Andy Wraitmell

From our friends at Tropical Audubon: Jim King will lead birders through Greynold’s Park (a GFBWT site) on Miami Beach. Meet at the park boathouse. Parking is available near the playground and the elevated mound opposite the boathouse. Return is at approximately 11 a.m. No fee for the event, but there is a fee for parking. Pay at the self-serve …

Wings Over Florida – Florida Keys Wildlife Environmental Area

Andy Wraitmell

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 Florida Keys Wildlife Environmental Area. We will look for winter wood-warbler flocks, Reddish Egrets, Magnificent …

Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza Birding Festival

Andy Wraitmell

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza Birding Festival 2017, is perfect for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from well-known, knowledgeable birding guides. Add to your life list at an amazing birding area, the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore. Two full-day trips and 9 half-day trips led by well-known local birding guides are offered, along with …