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INTENSE BIRDING
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Birding Adventures

Paddy Cunningham, Biologist
Expert Guide and Instructor
5181 SW 27th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
birdpaddy@yahoo.com
(754) 201-1141 • 954-805-6810


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  Birding Adventures Schedule 2017-2018  

PRIVATE GUIDING
with Paddy Cunningham

Expert Birding Guide: Paddy Cunningham
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tours that target species or destinations.


2016-17
BIRD CLASSES

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Yellow-throated Warbler

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 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


BIRD LIST


Burrowing Owl

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


Paddy with some happy birders

EVERGLADES
BIRDING FESTIVAL

January 11-15, 2018

Everglades Birding Festival logo

In 2018, 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 * WOOD STORK * PAINTEDBUNTING * ROSEATE SPOONBILL * SHORT-TAILED HAWK * PURPLE GALINULE * COMMON MYNA * CRESTED CARACARA * PARROTS * BURROWING OWL * RED-WHISKERED BULBUL * PRAIRIE WARBLERS * EGYPTIAN GOOSE*

TOP Florida Guides: Paddy Cunningham, Jim Eager, David Simpson.
Keynote Speaker & Guide: Richard Crossley
Richard Crossley, author of The Crossley ID Guides

2017 - 2018
BIRDING ADVENTURES
WHERE YOU LEARN THE I.D.

Paddy Cunningham, Biologist: Expert Guide and Instructor

Take a birding adventure to explore the natural areas of Florida-Ft. Desoto, Fl. Keys, & Panhandle and Tropical destinations-Jamaica and Bahamas searching for local, rare and seasonal birds. Through a series of field trips, bird classes, instruction and expert guiding, YOU WILL GAIN knowledge, increase identification skills, add life birds, and enjoy touring with friends. My motto is YOU LEARN THE I.D.!!

FOR FASTEST RESPONCE-contact me birdpaddy@yahoo.com .
For more info. call Paddy at (754) 201-1141 Make checks payable to Patricia Cunningham.


  • 250 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

Paddy with two lady birders.


2017-2018
FEATURING

  • October 29-Birding by Habitat-Bonnet House bird class & Richardson Park field trip
  • Sun., Nov. 12-Shorebirds Made Easier-Bonnet House bird class & Ft. Lauderdale Beach field trip
  • Sun., Nov. 19—Plantation Preserve Birding Audubon FREE walk 1:30-5:30 p.m.
  • December 10-Bird Behavior-A Key to Better I.D. Bonnet House bird class & Evergreen Cemetery trip
  • Sat. Dec. 16-Christmas Bird Count South Florida Audubon Society
  • Jan 11-15-EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL
  • Sun. Jan 21-Ascend to Better Birding-Part I-The Tools of the Trade-Bonnet House class-2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • January 26, 27, & 28-Space Coast Birding Festival, Titusville, Fl. Birding by Ear & Habitat workshops
  • Sun. Feb 11-Ascend to Better Birding-Part II-A 10 step approach to better identification bird class
  • February 17-19-North Florida Weekend Adventure-St. Mark's NWR, Wakulla S.P., Paynes Prairie S.P., Panacea, and more.
  • March 11-Birding by Ear Bonnet House bird class
  • March 26-28 Grand Bahamas Tropical Adventure
  • April 7, Pelagic Adventure Trip, Ft. Lauderdale, South Florida Audubon Society
  • April 8, Warblers Made Easier, Bonnet House Bird Class
  • Sat April 21/Sun April 22 Ft. DeSoto, Celery Field, Cecil Webb/Babcock Weekend Adventure Getaway
  • Sat., April 28 ­ Richardson Park & Evergreen Cemetery Birding FREE Audubon walk
  • Jamaica Tropical Adventure June 15-19
  • DETAILS OF THESE ADVENTURES

  • 2018
    TROPICAL BIRDING
    ADVENTURES & GETAWAYS

    March 26-28 – Grand Bahamas Tropical Adventure
    June 15-19 – Jamaica Tropical Adventure


     

    *EXPERT GUIDING

    *BIRDING INSTRUCTION

    *INTENSE FIELD TRIPS

    *RELAXED PACE

    *PRIVATE TOURS

    *GETAWAY WEEKENDS

    *FLORIDA TRIPS

    *TROPICAL ADVENTURES


     
    Palm Warbler


    OUR LAST TRIPS

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

    2015

    JAN. 15-19 EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL
    Sept. 1-MEETING-Audubon of the Everglades-Birding by Season-Right Bird, Right Place, Right Time Pine Jog Nature Center, 7 pm
    Sept. 7-BIRD DAY FESTIVAL-Flamingo Gardens-South Florida, A Birders Paradise and Aviary Walk in the gardens
    Sept. 20-BIRD CLASS- Hawks Galore, Bonnet House
    Oct. 2-4 ‹ WINGS & WILDFLOWERS NATURE FESTIVAL
    Oct. 10 - Race 4 Birds-Young Birders & Mentors Birding Competition
    Oct. 11 - BIRD CLASS ‹ Ascend to Better Birding-Flamingo Gardens
    Oct. 17 & 18 - WEEKEND ADVENTURE TRIP ‹ Florida Keys Hawk Watch and Raptors Galore.
    Nov. 1 - BIRD CLASS ‹ Bird Behavior-A Key to Better I.D.-Flamingo Gardens
    Nov. 8-BIRD CLASS ‹ Ascend to Better Birding-Bonnet House
    Nov. 21 - FIELD TRIP ‹ Plantation Preserve Wetland, Plantation co-sponsored TAS
    Nov. 22 - BIRD CLASS ‹ Birding by Season-Right Bird, Right Place, Right Time, Flamingo Gardens
    Dec. 5 - FIELD TRIP ‹ STA 5-Stormwater Treatment Area 5 & Snake Road Prairies
    Dec. 12 - FIELD TRIP ‹ Indian River Exploration and Shorebirds with Audubon of the Everglades.
    DEC. 19 - CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

    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

    2016

    Jan. 10 - BIRD CLASS - Birding by Season, Right Bird, Right Place, Right Time, Bonnet House
    Jan. 14-18 - SPECIAL EVENT - EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL
    Feb. 5-7 - BIRDS OF A FEATHER FEST - Palm Coast, Fl. Speaker & Field Trip Leader
    Feb. 13-15 - Big "O" Birding Festival - Speaker & Field Trip Leader, Labelle, Fl.
    March 6 - BIRD CLASS - Birding by Ear & Habitat - Bonnet House
    April 3-What Plant is it? - An Easy Guide to Identifying Native Plants, Bonnet House
    April 23-24 - WEEKEND ADVENTURE TRIP - Ft. De Soto Park, Celery Fields, Cecil Webb/Babcock WMA
    APRIL 30 - FIELD TRIP - Birch State Park & Evergreen Cemetery, co-sponsored by SFAS & TAS
    May 1 - Gardening for Butterflies and Birds - Bonnet House
    June 19-23 TROPICAL ADVENTURE - JAMAICA - Blue Mountains, Port Antonio hot spots.
    September 8-9 -- Fl. Keys Hawks

    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
    Nov. 2 Bird Class Bonnet House
    NOV. 8 & 9 MERRIT ISLAND NWR

    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,


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