Everglades Birding Festival
SUNDAY DAILY SCHEDULE
Registration: 6:15-6:30 a.m. required ($50)
Field Trip: 7:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION 6:15-6:30 a.m. ($50)
Pick up your name tag, field trip workshop materials and goody bag.
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. Preregistration is required, with few exceptions.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK NATURAL HISTORY TOUR - 7 a.m. - (late return) ($120)
Everglades National Park is recognized as an International Biosphere and is an ecosystem unique on all Earth. The incredible variety of habitats create one of the highest biodiversity of plants and animals in the U.S We will strive to see as many as possible on this amazing day and learn about the legend of its special natural history. Our trip starts with a quick stop to look for Common Myna and the visitors’ center. Anhinga trail offers close views of wading birds, Purple Gallinules and Short-tailed Hawk. A picnic lunch at Long Pine Key can bring Eastern Bluebird, Brown-headed Nuthatch and Eastern Towhee. A few quick stops at Paurotis, Mrazek, and Eco-Ponds for Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Stork and much more. At Flamingo we will look on the sandbar for Black Skimmer, Reddish Egret, White Pelican, Marbled Godwit and many shorebirds. With luck Crocodiles and Manatees can be found at Flamingo. The tour will end at Robert's is Here! It's famous for it's delicious tropical fruit milkshakes, special local produce and unique Florida gifts.
Birding mini-workshop - Putting it ALL together to Maximize you Success
Target Birds - Purple Gallinules, Short-tailed Hawk, Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Stork, Eastern Bluebird, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee.
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. An international treasure as well - a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty. Experience Everglades National Park right in Miami's backyard. Everglades' wet sawgrass prairies, dry tropical hardwood hammocks and pinelands, mangrove swamps and Florida Bay and Gulf Coast estuaries provide habitat for a wildlife spectacle like no other.