WHERE TO BIRD

Birding Field Trips

You will find detailed information on birding field trips on the Events page
and brief mention of the dates and locations on Birding Broward and the Home Page.  We look forward to seeing you on the next Audubon adventure!

Birding Broward County

Looking for a local "do-it-yourself" birding adventure?  Broward County and the surrounding area host a wealth of opportunities for urban and backcountry birdwatching.  Broward County Audubon Society has its favorite birding hotspots.  After checking these out, if you need further information, send an email to the author, Paddy Cunningham Pascatore, birdpaddy@yahoo.com or visit her web site at http://www.birdadventure.com/.

Birding Florida

Florida is on the Atlantic Coast flyway for migrating birds going between the Artic and tropical environments.  Many migrants either cross the Gulf of Mexico on its western side or fly around it during migration. Because of its warm climate year round many birds are residents. Between the Everglades and the panhandle birds find a wide range of desirable habitats: salt marshes, sandy beaches, pinelands, sawgrass marsh, mangrove forests, hardwood hammocks, cypress swamps, and more.  Planning a Florida ecotourism adventure for your next vacation?  The Great Florida Birding Trail documents some of the best bird and wildlife watching in the state.   Stop first on this website at Birding Florida to see what special events are planned for this coming year.
 

Birding the USA

Before traveling to other states, check out sources of birding information in each state.  Read Birding the USA web page for ideas.

Birding the World

Looking for birds on your life list that are not residents or migrants in the USA, enter Birding the World web page to see a list of naturalist led international birding trips.

Bird Projects

Project Perch -- Burrowing Owls

Coming soon webcam views!!!

Project Perch is creating a real life "hoot" in Broward County. Kelly Heffernan, an avian biologist, started Project Perch for the South Florida Audubon Society to protect and nurture Burrowing Owls as well as document changes in this bird population of special concern.  Project Perch has partnered with Brian Mealey, Executive Director of the Institute of Wildlife Sciences, NatureScape Broward, and the SPCA Wildlife Care Center.  

Twenty of Broward County schools have participated thus far in educating children and youth about ways to care for, protect and count the owls.  Activities have included making a wildlife journal, creating artificial burrows, providing perches, signs, stakes and rope, and learning how to become "Certified Burrow Caretakers".  


Credits: Owl photo by Andy Down  and  School photos by Bob Saley.

Project Eagle Watch

Broward County has Bald Eagles nesting in Pembroke Pines on Pine Boulevard near 209th Avenue.  Phil Martin has been photographing them regularly and shares this recent photo with us.  South Florida Audubon is raising money to install a video cam. 

Volunteers have been participating in a statewide Eagle Watching Project which monitors nesting and parenting. 

To see videoclips of the eagles and their offspring from previous years click here. 

To participate in a blog on Bald Eagles, click here .  For Bald Eagle Management Guidelines, click here.

For other websites featuring eagles go to www.ccb.wm.edu/virginiaeagles/index.htm, www.ccb.wm.edu/eagletrak/, index.htm, or www.instwildlifesciences.org .  . , or . 

Project Screech Owl

A new program under way is Project Perch's Rehabilitated Screech Owl's Soft Release Program.  Watch for details and photos in the future.
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