Florida Winter Birding Break
South Florida in winter is a great birding destination as it includes many species of interest to US birders, while offering a short respite from the colder temperatures farther north. Coastal beaches, the Everglades, pine forests, prairies, cypress and mangrove swamps will produce a great variety of birds including several that will be new for many North American birders.
More details about this trip:
The Fort Myers area on the west side of the peninsula makes for an excellent base. Short drives will bring us to where we can see Reddish Egret, Roseate Spoonbill, Snail Kite, Limpkin, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Nanday Parakeet, Florida Scrub-Jay, Bachman’s Sparrow and a nice assortment of wintering herons and shorebirds.
Pricing: $2,290 USD, or £1,970 for 7 Days and 6 Nights
Group Size: Price is based on a group size of 5 to 8 participants.
Upcoming 2023 Dates:
January 22 to 28
A trip east to the cypress swamps and marshes of Corkscrew Swamp and the Everglades National Park should produce Anhinga, Wood Stork, ‘Great White’ Heron, Glossy Ibis, Short-tailed Hawk, Painted Bunting, and a few wintering warblers. Two fantastic wetlands north of Fort Lauderdale will provide fabulous looks at Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Egyptian Goose, Mottled Duck, American Bittern, Purple Gallinule, Sora and Gray-headed Swamphen.
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Egyptian Goose, Muscovy Duck, Mottled Duck, Wood Stork, Anhinga, American Bittern, ‘Great White’ Heron, Reddish Egret, Glossy Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Snail Kite, Short-tailed Hawk, Gray-headed Swamphen, Purple Gallinule, Limpkin, Sandhill Crane, Snowy Plover, Wilson’s Plover, Piping Plover, Common Ground Dove, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Crested Caracara, Nanday Parakeet, Monk Parakeet, Florida Scrub-Jay, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman’s Sparrow, Painted Bunting
West Indian Manatee, Opossum, Raccoon, River Otter, Gray Fox, Florida Panther, Bobcat, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Eastern Fox Squirrel, Eastern Cottontail, Marsh Rabbit, Whitetail Deer
Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Sunset over the Wakodahatchee Wetlands