2021 EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL


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 searching hovering Snail kites and hear the squeal of the Limpkin.


OPENING RECEPTION: 

MEET & GREET, BUFFET, WINE & PRIZES LONG KEY NATURE CENTER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Dale Gawlik-Wading birds in the Everglades-coping with the rising influence of the urban system-Meet & Greet Happy Hour & BUFFET, Wine, & Door Prizes! COST is included in your paid registration fee of $30. $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:  Advanced Birding Skills, Habitat, Bird by Ear, Behavior, Field Techniques, Silhouette, Field Marks, Season, Family Groups 2020


EXPERT GUIDES:  PADDY CUNNINGHAM, JIM EAGER, DAVID SIMPSON, JEFF KIETZMANN

BIRDING HOTSPOTS IN BROWARD

Birding with Audubon

Paddy Cunningham has been a Naturalist in South Florida for 35 + years. Her passion is birds and she teaches a variety of bird classes to help birders gain advanced skills at numerous festivals, Bonnet House and Flamingo Gardens.

Her motto is “YOU LEARN THE I.D.”. Paddy’s company Birding Adventures takes small groups of birders throughout Florida, the U.S., and the tropics - Jamaica, Bahamas, and more. She calls her trips “INTENSE BIRDING at a RELAXED PACE.

She is the Coordinator of the Everglades Birding Festival in its 9th year. Paddy is a popular speaker and guide at Florida birding festivals-Big O, Fairchild Gardens, Wings & Wildflowers, and the Everglades Birding Festival.

Despite being a busy Mom and a full-time Gifted Science Teacher in 2008 during a BIG YEAR she was 1st in Florida, 20th in the Lower 48 states, and 27th overall for the A.B.A. area. Her passion is teaching you to become a better birder while finding the birds you seek.

birdpaddy@yahoo.com
www.birdadventure.com
www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com
754-201-1141

2021

Great Backyard Bird Count

Audubon's 

Christmas Bird Count

BROWARD HOTSPOTS FOR BIRDING

South Florida Audubon Society provides guides to varied hotspots for bird watching fall to spring.  Field trips are listed on the calendar on the Home page.  Birding Hotspots were originally researched and prepared by Paddy Cunningham.  When she isn't teaching in the school system, this experienced naturalist is leading local field trips, lecturing at Bonnet House, and taking groups of birders on birding adventures to Chincoteague, Panama, and other far away hotspots.  Click here to see her upcoming adventures.


  • Deerfield Island Park, 1720 Deerfield Island Park, Deerfield Beach 33441
  • Plantation Preserve Linear Trail, 70th NW Ave. & W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL
  • Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th AVE, Davie, FL 33328
  • Pine Island Ridge Natural Area, 3900 SW 100th AVE, Davie, FL 33328
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 East Sunrise BLVD, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • Evergreen Cemetery, 1300 SE 10th AVE, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • John Williams Park, 6111 Sheridan ST, Hollywood, FL
  • West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan ST, Hollywood, FL 33019
  • Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W State RD 84,  Dania Beach, FL  33312
  • John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, 6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania, FL 33004
  • Snake Warrior Island, 3600 SW 62nd AVE, Miramar, FL
  • Brian Piccolo Park,  Sheridan Street near Pine Island Ridge Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
  • Silver Lakes Wetlands, Near Sheridan St. and I 75, Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • South Bay Sod Farms, South Bay, Florida

BIRDING WITH SOUTH FLORIDA AUDUBON

Audubon is for the birds, birders, and anyone who loves watching wildlife!  Participate in a birding walk or field trip with the South Florida Audubon Society (SFAS) to experience and enjoy recreation in natural settings across the region.  A wide range of activities caters to everyone, from families to serious birders interested in expanding their life lists.

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BIRDING WITH AUDUBON

OUR MISSION

South Florida Audubon Society, based in Broward County, fosters conservation through local, regional, national, and global environmental advocacy and activities throughout South Florida focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

JANUARY 14-18, 2021

13th Annual

Everglades Birding Festival 

February 12-15, 2021

BIOLOGIST - EXPERT GUIDE AND INSTRUCTOR

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South Florida Audubon Society has teamed up with EarthCam, Birding Adventures, NatureScape Broward, and the School Board of Broward County to deliver a unique look at a Burrowing Owl colony.

meet PADDY CUNNINGHAM