Paddy Cunningham's Everglades Birding Festival

Birding Adventures
Paddy Cunningham
5181 SW 27th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.com
(754) 201-1141
www.birdadventure.com

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11th Annual
Everglades Birding Festival
January 17-21, 2019

Festival Site: Holiday Inn Express
2540 Davie Road, Davie, Fl. 33324
(954) 585-7071, 866-882-6368
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IN 2019
BECOME ONE
WITH THE
RIVER OF GRASS


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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.

OPENING RECEPTION, January 17:
KEYNOTE: RICHARD CROSSLEY: Past, Present and Future
Come and listen to his optimistic outlook for birding, lifestyles and conservation.
LONG KEY NATURE CENTER — KEYNOTE, LIGHT BUFFET, RAFFLES, FUN!
Keynote speaker, guide and author: Richard Crossley

TARGET BIRDS
SNAIL KITE * LIMPKIN * WOOD STORK * PAINTEDBUNTING * ROSEATE SPOONBILL * SHORT-TAILED HAWK * PURPLE GALINULE * COMMON MYNA * CRESTED CARACARA * PARROTS * BURROWING OWL * RED-WHISKERED BULBUL * PRAIRIE WARBLERS * EGYPTIAN GOOSE*

FIELD WORKSHOPS: Advanced Birding Skills, Habitat, Bird by Ear, Behavior, Field Techniques, Silhouette, Field Marks, Season, Family Groups

2019 EXPERTS: PADDY CUNNINGHAM, JIM EAGER, DAVID SIMPSON, PHOTOGRAPHY TRACT
RICHARD CROSSLEY, EVENING KEYNOTE & Shorebird Field Workshop Leader


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FESTIVAL SITE: Holiday Inn Express, 2540 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33324, (954) 585-7071
Latitude: 26.090533, Longitude: -80.227293
ALL FIELD TRIPS START & END FROM FESTIVAL SITE
PADDY CUNNINGHAM, Coordinator: 754- 201-1141, 954-805-6810 , 5181 SW 27th Terr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.comwww.birdadventure.com • www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com

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Everglades Birding Festival Schedule - January, 2019

THURS.: 1/17

Registration: 12-1:00 pm

FIELD TRIP: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Happy Hour: 6:00-7:00 pm

Open Keynote: 7:00-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION: 12:00-1:00 p.m. — Pick up your name tag, field trip workshop materials and goody bags. ($30)
ALL FULL DAY FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE LUNCH AND VAN TRANSPORTATION

PLANTATION PRESERVE BIRD WALK: 8:00-11:30 am — FREE, sponsored by South Florida Audubon Society. Limpkin, Sora, Marsh Wren, wintering warblers, possible Spot-breasted Oriole, Parakeets, Brown Thrasher & more. Meet in the preserve parking lot at 8:00 am or at Holiday Inn at 7:30 am to car pool.

MINI ID WORKSHOP-1:00 pm@ ROOM. BROWARD HOT SPOTS FIELD TRIP-1:30 pm Search Broward's Hot Spots for Burrowing & Great horned Owls, G.H. Swamphen, Egyptian Goose, parakeets, wintering warblers and much more. Schedule may vary based on rarities. ($45)

Keynote speaker, guide and author: Richard Crossley OPENING RECEPTION: MEET & GREET, BUFFET, WINE & PRIZES - LONG KEY NATURE CENTER — Meet & Greet Happy Hour & BUFFET, Wine, & Raffle! COST is included in your paid registration fee of $30. $10 for non-registrants. BOOK SIGNING WITH RICHARD CROSSLEY
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - RICHARD CROSSLEY

FRI.: 1/18

Check in: 6:15
Day orientation: 6:30
Fieldtrip: 7:00am
Quick Dinner
Evening Talk: 7:00-8:00

SHOREBIRD WORKSHOP with RICHARD CROSSELY A rare opportunity to learn shore- bird id from the co-author of The Shorebird Guide. Find shorebirds at Key Biscayne-Crandon Park & Bill Baggs SP. Cost-$125

CORKSCREW & PRAIRIES Corkscrew Swamp is a "must" see with 2-mile board walk and legendary beauty. See Painted Bunting, Barred Owl, Limpkin, Night Herons, nature centers' exhibits and nature store. Snake Road for Crested Caracara, Wild Turkey, Sandhill Cranes, Northern Harrier, Wilson Snipe and shorebirds. ($90)

SOUTH DADE HOTSPOTS Old Cutler Wetlands and Dump Marsh look for Short-tailed Hawk, cowbirds, shorebirds & more. At Blackpoint Marina-Mangrove Cuckoo and Prairie Warbler. Castellow Hammock for Painted Bunting, Ruby-throated & Rufous Hummingbird. A stop in Kendell for exotics such as Red-whiskered Bulbul and Parakeets. Cost: $90. 8 min. required

SAT.: 1/19

Day orientation: 6:30
Field trip: 7:00am-6:00pm
Quick Dinner: 6:30-7:00
Evening Talk: 7:00pm

STORM WATER TREATMENT AREA 5 & CENTRAL PRAIRIES Top 100 Hot Spots in US., We target Snail, Kite, Am. Bittern, Limpkin, Purple Gallinule, Wood Stork, Roseate Spoonbill, Fulvous whistling duck, up to 10 species of wintering ducks and 50,000 birds. Also Painted Bunting, Sandhill Crane and many flycatchers. Traveling along Snake Road can produce King Rail, Crested Caracara, Eastern Meadowlark and numerous species of raptors. Cost-$90

SOUTH FLORIDA EXOTICS A tour of Broward and Palm Beach Counties looking for up to 30 plus possible exotics such as Mitred, Monk, Blue-crowned, and Nanday Parakeets, Red-crowned and Orange-winged Parrots It will also include a tour of the Tall Cypress boardwalk for wintering warblers and possible Great-horned Owl. Depending on what is being seen stops can include Evergreen Cemetery, Richardson's Historical Park & Tamarac Pond plus more. Cost: $90. 8 Required min.

SUN.: 1/20

Day orientation: 6:30
Field trip: 7:00am-late return
Dinner Out

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK The ENP tour will start at Anhinga trail with close views of wading birds, Purple Gallinules. Short-tailed Hawk and possible American Bittern. On Research Road possible Brown-headed Nuthatch and White-tailed Kite. A picnic lunch at Long Pine Key possible E .Bluebird and E. Towhee. Quick stop at Paurotis, Mrazek, West Lake and Eco-Ponds for Roseate Spoonbills and more. At Flamingo look on the sandbar for Black Skimmer, Reddish Egret, White Pelican, Marbled Godwit and many shorebirds. The best place to see Am. Crocodiles and Manatees at Flamingo. Schedule may vary on tide and rare bird alerts. Cost-($90) DINNER on your own will be at a local restaurant. FUN AWARDS will be given to special Birders.
MON.: 1/21

Check in: 6:15
Day orientation: 6:30
Field trip: 7:00am-5:00pm

UPPER KEYS NATURE ADVENTURE A drive across Card Sound to North Key Largo is our best chance for White-crowned Pigeon and Cuban Yellow Warbler. In North Key Largo NWR we will look for wintering warblers and hawks. John Pennekamp State Park will include a short hike in the one of the U.S.'s most endangered habitats-coastal tropical hardwood forest. In the museum there will be time to see the displays and aquarium of the U. S's only coral reef system. A late lunch at the famous Alabama Jack's waterfront restaurant for conch fritters & chowder to get the real atmosphere of the Keys. A great way to end the festival.($90)

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Birder's Receive

ALL FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE VAN TRANSPORTATION, LUNCH, WATER, SNACKS, EXPERT GUIDES, & CHECKLISTS.


"It was a lot of fun and rewarding to see some of the life birds on my list" Susan Frank, CA.
"We want to thank you so much for the wonderful birding adventure this week. It couldn't of been better" Clair and Linda Haakensen, NM.
"Fantastic Adventure" Nancy Russo, FL.


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SPACE COAST BIRDING FESTIVAL

For those going on to the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival —January 23-28, 2019,
I can recommend places to bird in Florida.


Everglades National Park
An independent website

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Audubon

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee N.W.R.

Big Cypress National Preserve


Updated August 8, 2018