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Florida

Birding Southwest Florida, Sanibel and the Everglades

Discover renowned birding in Southwest Florida alongside experts as you explore beaches, swamps, mangroves and islands in search of the region’s rare and beautiful birds.
Rating (4.83)
Program No. 11908RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,799
Florida

Birding Southwest Florida, Sanibel and the Everglades

Discover renowned birding in Southwest Florida alongside experts as you explore beaches, swamps, mangroves and islands in search of the region’s rare and beautiful birds.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,799
Program No. 11908 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 23 - Jan 28, 2022
Starting at
1,799
Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
1,799
Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2022
Starting at
1,799
Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
1,799
Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2022
Starting at
1,799
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 23 - Jan 28, 2022
Starting at
2,429
Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2022
Starting at
2,429
Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2022
Starting at
2,429
Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
2,429
Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2022
Starting at
2,429

At a Glance

Discover diverse birding habitats in the Western Everglades and Caloosahatchee Watershed. Boardwalks, beach paths and hiking trails help us penetrate swamps, pines, oak hammocks and mangrove forests to see wintering birds and native breeders. Twenty species of wading birds call southwest Florida home, in addition to a variety of birds of prey, including Bald Eagles, Swallow-tailed Kites and the endangered Snail Kite. Purple Gallinules and eastern Burrowing Owls are our rarer natives.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to 2.6 miles one day; other walks 1-2 miles over varied terrain, including sand and boardwalks.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bird three beautiful, life-nurturing swamps in southwest Florida: Lovers Beach State Park, Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp and Harns Creek.
  • Learn about the habitat restoration of the Wood Stork and other wildlife management issues.
  • Bird at Ding Darling on Sanibel Island, one of the first national wildlife refuges established in the U.S.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Sibleys Guide to Bird
by David Allen Sibley
Florida's Birds
by Kate/Maehr/Karalus
How Birds Migrate
by Paul Kerlinger
Complete Birder
by Jack Coonor
The Life of Birds
by David Attenborough
Peterson Field Guides
by Roger Tory





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