Paddy Cunningham's Everglades Birding Festival

Birding Adventures
Paddy Cunningham
5181 SW 27th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.com
(954) 805-6810 (alt is: 954-805-6953)
www.birdadventure.com

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15th Annual
Everglades Birding Festival
Jan. 11-15, 2024
Next year's dates:
January 16th to January 20th, 2025

Festival Site: Holiday Inn Express
2540 Davie Road, Davie, Fl. 33324
(954) 585-7071, 866-882-6368


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2017 EBF Information &FAQ
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  2023 Festival Highlights Report       2009-2023 BIRD LIST 


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IN 2024
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 hovering Snail kites and hear the squeal of the Limpkin.

OPENING RECEPTION
MEET & GREET, BUFFET, WINE & PRIZES LONG KEY NATURE CENTER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Meet & Greet Happy Hour & BUFFET, Wine, & Door Prizes! COST is included in your paid registration fee of $50. $10 for non-registrants.

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: Focus on Advanced Birding Skills-family groups, habitat, birding by ear, bird behavior, field techniques, silhouette, field marks, seasonality

GUIDES: Paddy Cunningham, Jim Eager, Luis Gles, Mariah Hryniewich, David Simpson

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FESTIVAL SITE: Holiday Inn Express, 2540 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33324, (954) 585-7071
Latitude: 26.090533, Longitude: -80.227293

2024 FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

THURSDAY: half day trips
Plantation Preserve: 8:00-11:30 a.m. FREE, Sponsored by South Florida Audubon, Carpooling event
Registration: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. ($50)
Festival Orientation & Mini-workshop-1:00-1:30 p.m. Broward Hot Spots: includes transportation to opening reception

FRIDAY: full day trips
Includes transportation, yummy lunch, water, snack
Corkscrew Swamp & Central Prairies ($125) OR
South Dade Hot Spots ($125) Quick Dinner ($15) & Evening Program

SATURDAY: full day trips
Includes transportation, yummy lunch, water, snack
Stormwater Treatment Area & Palm Beach Wetlands ($125) OR
South Florida Exotics ($125)
Quick Dinner ($15) & Evening Program

SUNDAY: full day trip
Includes transportation, yummy lunch, water, snack
Everglades National Park Natural History Tour ($125)

MONDAY: full day trip
Includes transportation, water, snack, lunch at famous Alabama Jacks (your cost)
Upper Keys Nature Adventure ($125)



ALL FIELD TRIPS START & END FROM FESTIVAL SITE
PADDY CUNNINGHAM, Coordinator: 954-805-6810 (alt is: 954-805-6953), 954-805-6810 , 5181 SW 27th Terr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.comwww.birdadventure.com • www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com
OPENING RECEPTION: LONG KEY NATURE CENTER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, LIGHT BUFFET, DOOR PRIZESS, FUN!

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SPONSORS: BIRDING ADVENTURES, BIRDING WITH DAVID SIMPSON,
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE BIRDING

SOUTH FLORIDA BIRIDING FESTIVALS.COM

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Rave Reviews

2023

“Just wanted to say thank you again for putting on an amazing birding fest. The Everglades Birding Festival was the best I have ever done. Especially the food. My only regret was not staying the full time. What made it so good was the love, care, and enthusiasm you and your colleagues all brought. And of course the marvelous species both plant and animals. Thanks again!”
      Emily Gaman, Charleston, South Carolina

“I was so happy to be part of your festival this year. I really learned a lot and the guides, participants and birds were terrific! I am sure I will never attend another birding festival where there was so much loving hands-on attention!”
      Jennifer J. Kalb, Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I returned to a gray and rainy Chicago; I am already missing the sunny days we enjoyed during the festival. Thank you for the fantastic experience-not only for guiding us so expertly but I learned so much about Florida and its different ecosystems. As we were flying north along the coast, I was thinking about the saucer and the ridges and watching for the canals. I am amazed at how much we saw and did in 4 days. I added 29 lifers--and the burrowing owl was so special.”
      Nancy Pinchar, Chicago, IL.

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My friend and I did this in 2020. Loved it. I highly recommend.
Elyse Kelly

Jonathan and I loved the festival!!!! I got 10 life birds. Thank you for helping me check something off my bucket list.
Amy Alderman

Please thank all of them for sharing their knowledge and insights about birds with me. I feel so fortunate to have met you all, and hope to be with you again in the future. In fact, I look forward to it.
😊 Gerard M