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Summer, 2012 NEWSLETTER
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AT ITS BEST
"You learn the I.D"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.
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.
WINTER 2012Birding 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 & Dom. Repub.
4 persons needed - half deposit due 2 weeks prior, cost dbl. occup.
OUR LAST TRIPS
SORRY BUT YOU ALREADY MISSED
2010August 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,
Ascend to Better Birding II -- 2-5 p.m.-Bonnet House
JANUARY 28 & 29
Space Coast Birding Festival - Birding by Ear & Habitat
Central Fl. Getaway - Merrit Island N.W.R., Viera Ponds, Three Lakes WMA & more
Birding Workshop, Audubon of the Everglades, Pine Jog Env. Center
Gardening for Butterflies and Birds, Bonnet House 9 am-12 noon
Big "O" Birding Festival - Port Labelle Inn, S.T.A. 5, Slough trip, Warbler workshop, Advanced Birdin
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
2012Aug. 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
*INTENSE FIELD TRIPS
EVERGLADES BIRDING FESTIVAL
January 17-21, 2013
EVERGLADESBecome 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.
*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
BIRDINGBirding 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
FLORIDA HOT SPOTS BROWARD HOT SPOTS COSTA RICA PANAMA - CANOPY TOWER EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA TRINIDAD SPACE COAST BIRDING & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL
"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
2012 - 13
FALL MIGRATION GETAWAYThe southern charm and wide swept marshes of the Eastern Shore of Va. provides one of the best places to see the incredible spectacle of Fall Migration. C.V.W.O. has a Hawk Watch and excellent bird banding station where you can see and hold birds up close. It's like Christmas every day. Days will be filled searching for kettles of raptors and flocks of shorebirds and warblers. Day trips to Eastern Shore NWR, Eryehall, Wallis Wharf, Chincoteague NWR and its wild ponies. Excellent Seafood.
EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA
KIPTOPEKE HAWK WATCH/BANDING
Sept. 26-30, 2012
Cost - $895 includes 5 days of expert birding, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 nights in Cape Charles beach house, park fees, and transportation.
COSTA RICA-MONTEVERDE, TENORIO, RINCON de la VIEJA , RIO CELESTE, CARARATravel to one of the TOP BIRDING SPOTS in the world to see as many species as possible. At Caracara search a variety of habitat to see mixed flocks of 25 plus different species. On Monteverde Skywalk we will see mammals and birds at canopy level. At the World Famous Monteverde Forest Reserve a search for R. Quetzal and much more. Tenorio Volcano N.P. provides views of tropical forest, hot springs, and beautiful Rio Celeste waterfall. A close view of the rainforest birds will be found along the Heliconias Suspension Bridge. In the dry forest of the Rincon de la Vieja N.P. we will see bird species unique to this area. Cost- $TBA, includes 7 days of expert birding, 6 nights, all lodge meals, airport transfers
March 24-30, 2013
MERRIT ISLAND GETAWAYOur wonderful weekend started at Viera Ponds with up close views of Limpkin and Painted Buntings. Merrit Island had a wonderful collection of ducks, Northern Pintail, N. Shovelor, Lesser Scaup, and Hooded Merganser. Great numbers of American Avocets gracefully feed in unison. A great day climaxed in a whirlwind of thousands of shore- birds-Dunlins, Dowitchers and Marbled Godwits swirling through the sky in one of the greatest displays of birds ever. A brilliant wine and cheese sunset brought Red-breasted Merganser and toasts to a great day. At 3 Lakes WMA brown blobs turned into 5 Wilson's Snipes.
Target birds - Whooping Crane, Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Brown-headed Nuthatch were snagged and all were life birds, along with many others for Nancy Russo, Sue and Phyllis Brady.
BIRDING ADVENTURES with PADDY CUNNINGHAM
Where “YOU Learn the I.D.”
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Updated October 27, 2012