Everglades Birding Festival
SATURDAY DAILY SCHEDULE
Registration: 6:15-6:30 a.m. required ($50)
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: Advanced Birding Skills
REGISTRATION - 6:15-6:30 a.m .- ($50-required)
Pick up your name tag, field trip workshop materials and goody bag. Registration covers opening reception, reception dinner, mini-workshops, birding education handout materials, ALL evening programs (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), water and field trip snacks. Preregistration is required, with few exceptions.
STORM WATER TREATMENT AREA 1 & PALM BEACH WETLANDS - 7:00a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Storm Water Treatment Areas are some of the TOP BIRDING HOTSPOTS in the U.S. Fertilized enriched agricultural water is filtered to provide cleaner water to the everglades and the birds love it. There are the possibilities of 15 species of both waterfowl and shorebirds. We will target Snail Kite, American Bittern, Limpkin, Purple Gallinule, Gray headed Swamphen, Wood Stork, Roseate Spoonbill, Fulvous whistling duck, Peregrine Falcon and wintering ducks and shorebirds. Also, possible Sandhill Crane, many species of raptors. Depending on the time and what rarities are being seen we visit either Belle Glade Marina, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Green Cay for Painted Bunting or the famous Wakodahatchee wetlands.
Cost - $125
Target Birds: Snail, Kite, American Bittern, Limpkin, Purple Gallinule, Wood Stork, Peregrine Falcon, Roseate Spoonbill, Fulvous & Black-bellied whistling duck, Painted Bunting, Sandhill Crane, Savannah, Swamp and Grasshopper Sparrow.
SOUTH FLORIDA EXOTICS - 7:00a.m.-5:00 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: $125. 8 Required min.
QUICK DINNER: 6:00-7:00 p.m. (must prepay: $15) - 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: Advanced Birding Skills — in breakfast Fulvous Room