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Paddy Cunningham
5181 SW 27th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.com
(754) 201-1141


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September 2014 Newsletter


PRIVATE GUIDING
with Paddy Cunningham

Expert Birding Guide: Paddy Cunningham
Click for detailed PDF brochure of
tours that target species or destinations.


BIRDWATCHING
AT ITS BEST

"It was great to see another professional put the art of birding together so well."
Pete Dunn - Cape May Bird Observatory


"You treated us like Royalty and your energy and passion sparkled throughout our weekend."
Valerie Brauer - Audubon of the Everglades, Field Trip Coordinator


"You learn the I.D"
"Intense Birding at a Relaxed Pace."

EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL

January 15-19, 2015

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Become one with the River of Grass.
Journey through southern Florida searching for an array of beautiful and rare birds in ancient moss-covered Cypress Swamps, Everglades prairies that join the sky, and brilliant beaches that sparkle with flashes of roseate wings. Scan across the tips of sawgrass searching the horizon for hovering Snail Kites, transverse over alligator ponds and hear the squeal of the elusive Limpkin. Watch and listen and see.

Imagine a place of peaceful relationship with nature, where the intense excitement of finding new birds merges with a serene sense of shared joy with fellow birders.

Increase your skills and knowledge base where expert instructors facilitate your participation in the birding experience and you learn the i.d.

Gain a deeper connection with the environment, becoming a Bird Seeker who joins the peaceful flow of the river of grass.

Target Birds

*Snail Kite    *Limpkin     *Painted Bunting     *Purple Gallinule     *Peregrine Falcon     *Roseate Spoonbill     *Smooth-billed Ani     *Wood Stork     *Reddish Egret     *Lesser Nighthawk     *Burrowing Owl     *Crested Caracara     *Pileated Woodpecker     *Sora     *Brown-headed Nuthatch

Burrowing Owl


BIRDING
ADVENTURES

2014-2015 SCHEDULE

Reddish Egret

Nov. 2 Bird Class Bonnet House

NOV. 8 & 9 MERRIT ISLAND NWR

NOV. 15 Plantation Preserve

JAN. 15-19 EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL

MARCH-22-30 COLOMBIA Santa Marta Tour with Colombia Wildecotours-Ernest Leupin


Birding Adventures take birders throughout Florida specializing in the Everglades, Corkscrew, STA 5 and the Keys. Special Getaway weekends include Merrit Island, Sanibel Island and Dry Tortugas. Annual trips to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and the tropics - such as Costa Rica, Panama & Dominican Republic.

  • 200 plus species in Florida per year
  • Gain Life Birds
  • Find Rare Birds
  • Patient Instruction
  • Expert Guiding
  • Meet New Friends
  • Visit Beautiful Natural Areas
  • Learn New Skills
  • Improve your ability to identify and locate birds



RAVE REVIEWS


"You were a big hit with the attendees of the South Regional American Birding Association Conference. We couldn't of done it without you."
Chip, Assistant Coordinator of Events and Conferences A.B.A.


"How does she do that? (find the birds) She has been doing it all day."
Everglades Bird Festival birder


Palm Warbler




 

*EXPERT GUIDING

*BIRDING INSTRUCTION

*INTENSE FIELD TRIPS

*RELAXED PACE

*PRIVATE TOURS

*GETAWAY WEEKENDS

*FLORIDA TRIPS

*TROPICAL ADVENTURES


NOTE the change in Paddy's address above.
September, 2014 Newsletter
Click for a printable PDF flyer with details.


OUR LAST TRIPS

SORRY BUT YOU ALREADY MISSED ... But, we'll be doing most of them again!

2013

EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL. LaQuinta Inn,Plantation, JAN 17-21
Feb. 3, Birding Class, Bonnet House
FLORIDA PANHANDLE-ST. MARKS, WAKULA SPRING & more, FEB 16-18
March 3-Bird Class Bonnet House
March 14-16-BIG O Birding Festival, Clewiston, Florida
COSTA RICA-Monteverde, Rincon de la Vieja, Tenorio, MARCH 24-30
April 20-Earth Day, Birch State Park
May 4-Spring Migration, Birch S.P.
September 2 - Flamingo Gardens Bird Day - Labor Day
September 3 - Audubon of the Everglades Meeting - Pine Jog Environmental Center, West Palm Beach, 7 p.m.
September 15 & 29 - Flamingo Gardens Birding Classes - 2-5 p.m.
      9/15 - Ascend to Better Birding
      9/29 - Bird Behavior
October 5 & 6 - Wings & Wildflowers Festival - Lake County, Florida, Sat & Sat 10 a.m.
October 13 - Fairchild Tropical Gardens Bird Festival - Bird Behavior, A Key to Better Identification
October 19 & 20 - Florida Keys Hawk Watch Adventure
November 2 - Bonnet House - Ascend to Better Birding . Call (954) 563-5393 for reservations.
November 9-11 - Central Florida Adventure - Merrit Island, Viera Ponds, Three Lakes WMA
November 23 - Plantation Preserve
Audubon Christmas Bird Count


2011

JANUARY 22
Ascend to Better Birding II -- 2-5 p.m.-Bonnet House
JANUARY 28 & 29
Space Coast Birding Festival - Birding by Ear & Habitat
FEBRUARY 18-20
Central Fl. Getaway - Merrit Island N.W.R., Viera Ponds, Three Lakes WMA & more
FEBRUARY­25
Birding Workshop, Audubon of the Everglades, Pine Jog Env. Center
MARCH 24
Gardening for Butterflies and Birds, Bonnet House 9 am-12 noon
MARCH 28-31
Big "O" Birding Festival - Port Labelle Inn, S.T.A. 5, Slough trip, Warbler workshop, Advanced Birdin
April 21-22
West Coast Getaway - Sanibel Island, Six mile Cypress, Ft. Meyers Beach, Cecil Webb WMA
April 10 - Spring Migration - Deerfield Island & Gumbo Limbo Hammock
April 29 - May 1 - DRY TORTUGAS & FLORIDA KEYS-SPRING MIGRATION GETAWAY, Ft. Zachary Taylor SP, Big Pine Key NWR, North Key Largo, Dry Tortugas day trip
May 7 - Mother’s Day-Ladies Lets Go Birding
September 28 - October 2 - Fall Migration - Eastern Shore of Virginia - Chincoteque, ChesapeakeBay

2014

January 16-20 - Everglades Birding Festival - La Quinta Inn, Plantation
February 2 - Bonnet House - Bird Behavior
March 1 - Bonnet House - Bird and Butterfly Gardening
March 2 - South Dade Wetlands Day Trip - Sponsored by Audubon of the Everglades.
March 9-12 - Big O Birding Festival - La Belle, Florida
March 23-28 - Tropical Birding Adventure - Visit Tropical Paradise
April 26-27 - Ft. De Soto - Spring Migration Adventure
May 3 - Birch State Park & Evergreen Cemetery
JUNE 13-17 - JAMAICA Adventure
JULY 30-AUG.9 - COLUMBIA - Western & Central Andes
Sept. 14, 21 & Oct. 19 Flamingo Gardens Bird Classes, 2-5 p.m.
Oct. 10-11 FLORIDA KEYS HAWK WATCH & Ft. Zach Taylor – DETAILS

2012

Aug. 19-Ascend to Better Birding, Secret Woods
Aug. 18 or 25, Duda Farms,Shorebirds
Sept. 3-Bird Day-Flamingo Gardens
Sept. 23 Hawks Galore, Flamingo Gd.
EASTERN SHORE OF VA. KIPTOPEKE HAWK & BIRD WATCH, SEPT. 26-30
Oct 5 & 6-South Florida Birding Festival, Fairchild Gardens, Miami
FLORIDA KEYS HAWK GETAWAY - Ft. ZACKARY TAYLOR, OCT. 20-21
OCT. 28-OWLS, Flamingo Gardens
Nov. 3-Ascend to Better Birding, Bonnet House
CENTRAL FLORIDA-MINWR, 3 LAKES VIERA PONDS & more, NOV. 10-12
Dec. 2-Wading Birds & Waterfowl FG
Dec. 8-Plantation Preserve- 8 a.m.


2010

August 28 DUDA FARMS SHOREBIRDS & MORE
October 3, Adult Birding Class-Sawgrass Nat. Center
OCTOBER-16-17-HAWK WATCH WEEKEND GETAWAY-Grassy Key State Park-Card Sound Road, Key Largo Botanical Ft. Zachary SP
10/29-Owl Prowl Night & 11/13-Ascend to Better Birding, Bonnet House
NOVEMBER 19-21, 2010-MERRIT ISLAND CENTRAL FLORIDA WEEKEND GETAWAY
Up to 100 species plus, Merrit Island NWR, Viera Ponds, 3 Lakes WMA,


BIRDING ADVENTURES with PADDY CUNNINGHAM
Where “YOU Learn the I.D.”
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