The Amazing Migration of the Arctic Tern

August 21, 2007 by  
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The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a relatively small bird that is able to achieve staggering feats of flight. They are easily recognizable by their rounded heads that are covered in smooth black plumage, while the rest of their bodies are white in color. Another interesting fact about the Arctic Tern is that its bright orange beak changes color to red during the breeding. But it is the Arctic Tern migration that has made this little bird specie famous.

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Everglades BirdFest

August 14, 2007 by  
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Attention all bird lovers! An event that you cannot afford to miss! The Everglades BirdFest is a birding and ecology event taking place over three stimulating days at the Everglades National Park every year in January.

The Everglades BirdFest provides its many visitors with guides that have an environmental and biological background. This means that any questions or background information wanted by keen bird watchers and enthusiasts will be well supplied by their informative guides. You can be assured that you will walk away with newly acquired information and the latest facts on all the species of bird found here at the Everglades National Park.

The guided bird watching tour takes you through the Shark and Main Valley parts of the park where you are sure to see the beautiful and colourful birds found in these parts of the country. Apart from the actual tours visitors to the Everglades BirdFest will be given full use of any of the facilities contained within the park. You will also be able to attend informative seminars in the evening, exhibitions and information covering topics like natural history, conservation and habitats of all the birds here.

The Everglades National Park is a well-known park and has in recent years been recognized as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve renowned for its international importance as a wetland. Here you will be blown away by the beauty and variety of birds and animals contained in this park in the United States.

The whole Everglades BirdFest incorporates two nights at the comfortable Flamingo Lodge where you will be given first class treatment. All your transport needs will be looked after by luxury coaches so there is no need to worry yourself about how to get to all the trails and sites within the Park. All your meals during the BirdFest are well catered for ensuring that there are no rumbles to interrupt the beautiful sounds of the birds around you.

When you have a little spare time you can take advantage of boating, biking, canoeing and kayaking facilities here. If you enjoy fishing there are beautiful places around the park that provide stunning options for fishing. If you are more of a hiking person that is available as well.

The Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival

August 6, 2007 by  
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If you love birds, live in Florida and would like to make some new friends, why not consider being a part of this year’s Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival? This great annual event is the perfect place for bird lovers and amateur botanists to get better acquainted.

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