Birding in the Everglades, Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas
The Florida Keys are home to a diverse range of birdlife, from Egrets to warblers to Peregrine falcons. Join experts for premier birding in Florida’s sublime national and state parks.
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Program No. 22663RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Ospreys glide through the Everglades, warblers serenade the sparkling ocean and Peregrine falcons patrol over crystal clear waters — welcome to birding paradise. Join seasoned naturalists as you meander down the Florida Keys in search of some of the most elegant and exotic birds in the world. Journey through two national parks, four state parks and miles upon miles of pristine beaches and sun-soaked islands. Discover a stunning variety of birdlife, including migrating songbirds, soaring hawks and the largest Sooty Tern colony in the Northern Hemisphere.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to 2 miles a day over varied terrain, including sandy trails 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 ...

  • Explore Everglades National Park and the famed Anhinga Trail to search for Herons, Osprey and Egrets.
  • Venture to the coastal fortress of Dry Tortugas National Park to view warblers, Peregrine falcons, Sooty Terns and more!
  • Scour the skies in Bahia Honda State Park, a tropical paradise that supports a spectacular array of birdlife.

General Notes

Program has a maximum size of 24 participants, which will be divided into two groups for all birding activities. 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
Featured Expert
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Alberto J Melendez
Alberto Melendez is a certified educational excursion, a certified Advance Open Water Scuba Diver and a Florida master naturalist. He has been leading kayak and snorkeling explorations in the Orlando area for over eight years. A 'tree-hugger' since the term became popular, he enjoys introducing folks to the inside story of the critters, salt marsh and history of the area.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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