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Florida Birding and Nature Festival Highlighting Wildlife Corridors and Migrating Birds
From Roseate Spoonbills, American Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers, Limpkins, and Purple Gallinules to ‘Gators and Cooters! Half day field trips to coastal and inland destinations in the five-county region – Celery Fields, Emerson Point, Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary, Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, Ft. De Soto County Park and Circle B Bar Ranch. See the successes of major land restoration projects in all counties. Departures from Hillsborough Community College’s South Shore campus by car-pools or chartered bus.
More than 25 on-campus seminars include
offerings for bird and butterfly enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers young and old. Festival-goers can bone up on owls, alligators, turtles, and bird identification; using Florida native plants in gardens; feast on the stunning imagery of renowned nature photographers, and explore the spectacular open spaces and back country of Tampa Bay and beyond..