Everglades Birding Festival
REGISTRATION - 6:15-6:30 a.m .- ($30-required)
Pick up your name tag, field trip workshop materials and goody bags. Registration covers opening reception, reception dinner, daily morning mini-workshops, birding education handout materials, ALL evening programs (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), water and field trip snacks. Without preregistration, field trip availability is based on a first come, first serve basis. We will try to accommodate your choice but it is not guaranteed.
Birding mini-workshop - 6:30-6:50 a.m. - Behavior & Silhouette
STORM WATER TREATMENT AREA 5 & CENTRAL PRAIRIES - 7:00a.m.-6:00 p.m.
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
Target Birds: Snail, Kite, American Bittern, Limpkin, Purple Gallinule, Wood Stork, Peregrine Falcon, Roseate Spoonbill, Fulvous & Black-bellied whistling duck, Painted Bunting, and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Wild Turkey, Crested Caracara, Sandhill Crane, Savannah, Swamp and Grasshopper Sparrow.
SOUTH FLORIDA EXOTICS - 7:00a.m.-6:00 p.m.
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.
Target Birds - Red-whiskered Bulbul, Spot-breasted Oriole, White-crowned Pigeon, White winged Parakeets, Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, Red-masked Parakeet, Hill Myna, Common Myna, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, and a variety of wintering songbirds.
QUICK DINNER - ($10) - Entrée, Salad, Desert and Beverage/Wine
EVENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER - 7:00 p.m. in meeting room