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.
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 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.
BIRDING WITH AUDUBON
Great Backyard Bird Count
Christmas Bird Count
Everglades Birding Festival
JANUARY 14-18, 2021
BIOLOGIST - EXPERT GUIDE AND INSTRUCTOR
February 12-15, 2021
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.
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.
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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.
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.