Birding programs at the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate is recognized across local, regional and international arenas as an important destination for avian life. The 2000-mile-long Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail runs through the Estate, linking it to nearly 500 other sites acknowledged for their birding, wildlife viewing and educational opportunities. As an Important Birding Area (IBA), the Deering Estate partners with organizations like Tropical Audubon Society, Audubon Florida and Audubon International to identify, conserve and monitor essential habitat for bird populations. Over 170 species of migratory and resident birds have been observed on the Estate, making it a popular destination for hobbyists, enthusiasts and education specialists.
The Deering Estate offers a variety of programs to raise awareness and connect the community to this critical resource. Visitors can join naturalists on a bird walk offered on the second Saturday of each month from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. The next bird walk is on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Natural areas tours are also offered daily at 12:30 pm to observe the shorebirds, songbirds and birds of prey found on the Estate. Bird walks and natural areas tours are included with regular Estate admission: $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 4-14), and free for Deering Estate Foundation Members. Specialty group tours are available for those who would like to brush up on their basic birding skills.
The Deering Estate will host its annual Deering Goes to the Birds event on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Guests can learn about local conservation groups, go bird-watching with birding enthusiasts and enjoy a variety of bird-themed activities for all ages. Admission for Deering Goes to the Birds on Saturday, November 21st is $7 for ages 4 & older.
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