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Southern Florida ~ The Everglades, the Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas.

April 10, 2018 to April 19, 2018 — 9 days

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Sooty Tern, an abundant breeding bird on the Dry Tortugas, Florida. Photo: Chris Charlesworth (c) 2016
Brown Noddy. Another species we hope to see on the Dry Tortugas. Photo: Chris Charlesworth (c) 2016.
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. Photo: Chris Charlesworth (c) 2016
Roseate Spoonbill. Photo: Chris Charlesworth (c) 2016
Snowy Egret. Photo: Chris Charlesworth (c) 2016
In pine forests N.E. of Fort Myers, we hope to see the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. Photo: Chris Charlesworth (c) 2016
Royal Terns. Photo: Chris Charlesworth (c) 2016
  • Up to 200 species of birds possible on this tour including Florida's only endemic bird species, the Florida Scrub-Jay.
  • We'll track down as many Maimi exotics as possible such as Spot-breasted Oriole, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Monk Parakeet, White-winged Parakeet, Nanday Parakeet, Common Myna, Egyptian Goose, Purple Swamphen and more.
  • Cypress swamps home to Wood Storks, Limpkins, Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, Pileated Woodpeckers, Eastern Screech-Owls, and tiny Northern Parulas.
  • Explore the Florida Keys, home to Black-whiskered Vireos, Gray Kingbirds, Antilean Nighthawk, White-crowned Pigeon and more.
  • Day trip to Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas where seabirds we may see include Sooty Tern, Roseate Tern, Brown Noddy, Masked Booby and Magnificent Frigatebird.
  • Two nights in the Florida Everglades home to the elusive Mangrove Cuckoo, as well as very photographable wading birds.
  • Evening outings for Eastern Whip-poor-will, Chuck-will's-Widow, Barred Owl and Eastern Screech-Owl.
  • Peak of spring migration and we could encounter up to 20 species of warblers; Black-throated Blue, Prairie, Cape May, Black-and-white, Worm-eating, Yellow-throated, Palm, Pine and several other species possible as well as thrushes, flycatchers, vireos and more.
  • Sandy beaches of Fort Myers area, home to endangered Piping Plover, and other shorebirds including Snowy and Wilson's plovers, American Oystercatcher, and our namesake the American Avocet.
  • Pine forest birding for another endangered species, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. Other species possible include Bachman's Sparrow and Brown-headed Nuthatch.

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