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 (4.88)
Program No. 11908RJ
6 days
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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
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