Everglades Birding Festival
SATURDAY DAILY SCHEDULE
Registration: 6:15-6:30 a.m. required ($40)
Field Trips: 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00-7:00 p.m. (must prepay)
Mini workshop: 7:00 p.m.-7:20 p.m—HABITAT
Evening program: 7:30 p.m.—Paddy Cunningham: Birding by Ear
REGISTRATION - 6:15-6:30 a.m .- ($40-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.
STORM WATER TREATMENT AREA 5 & CENTRAL PRAIRIES - 7:00a.m.-5:30 p.m.
One of the top 100 birding Hot Spots in US. We will target Snail, Kite, Am. Bittern, Limpkin, Purple Gallinule, Wood Stork, Roseate Spoonbill, Fulvous whistling duck, Grey-headed Swamphen, Peregrine Falcon and wintering ducks. Also, possible Tropical Kingbird, Sandhill Crane, many species of flycatchers and raptors. Traveling up to Stretch Park we will get a view of Lake Okeechobee to see wading birds and wintering warblers. A quick trip to the Holey Lands to look for the rare White-tailed Kite will close out the day.
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.-5:30 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.
QUICK DINNER: 6:00-7:00 p.m. (must prepay: $12) - Family style meal NOT for special diet requirements such as gluten or lactose free, vegetarian option.
EVENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 7:30 p.m.—Paddy Cunningham: Birding by Ear — in meeting room