Bird Festival at Fairchild

September 19, 2013 by  
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This exciting two-day event will include off-site birding field trips, lectures, bird walks with experts, info on using plants to attract birds, kiddies activities and much more. For more information visit www.fairchildgarden.org/

Dates: 12-13 October 2013
Venue: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
City: Miami
State: Florida
Country: United States

Lake County Wings and Wildflowers Festival

September 6, 2013 by  
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This three day celebration of local birds and their habitats has something for all ages. The program includes workshops and presentations by experts, as well as expert-led field trips. For more information visit www.wingsandwildflowers.com

Dates: 4-6 October 2013
Venue: Tavares, Lake County
State: Florida
Country: United States

Orlando Wetlands Festival 2013

December 7, 2012 by  
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Join fellow birding and nature enthusiasts at the 13th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival where the Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes, while the Florida Trail Association will conduct wilderness hikes. Professional nature and wildlife photographers will be leading guided photo hikes. Guided bus tours and hayrides are other options for exploring this spectacular area. Bird-banding and net-misting demonstrations, along with wildlife shows, live music and children’s interactive activities will keep the whole family occupied. Collect your free backyard tree from the City’s Families, Park and Recreation Department in celebration of Arbor day. For more information visit www.orlandowetlands.org or the City of Orlando’s Website.

Date: 16 February 2013
Times: 9am-3pm
Venue: Fort Christmas Historical Park
City: Orlando
Country: United States

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival 2013

November 8, 2012 by  
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This exciting birding festival features a program of presentations offering up-to-date technical information, as well as birding and wildlife experiences. Field trips will take birders into a number of different habitats on Florida’s spectacular Space Coast, as well as into nearby counties in search of specific special and rare birds. Other highlights of the festival include the Pelagic Birding Boat Trip and the Raptor Project. For more information visit www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org

Dates: 23-28 January 2013
Venue: Brevard Community College
City: Titusville
State: Florida
Country: United States

Ding Darling Days 2012

October 4, 2012 by  
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This week of eco-activities offers family fun galore. Free refuge tram tours, wildlife presentations, birding, kayaking, boating, crafts, food, puppet parade are on the program, with the celebration ending with a Conservation Art Day. For more information visit the Ding Darling Society Website.

Dates: 14-20 October 2012
Venue: JN Darling National Wildlife Refuge
City: Sanibel Island
State: Florida
Country: United States

Rescue and Rehabilitation at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

February 28, 2012 by  
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Established in 1971 by zoologist Ralph Heath, the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is the largest hospital and rehabilitation reserve for wild birds in the United States, and is considered to be one of the world’s top avian rehabilitation centers. Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and run as a nonprofit organization, the sanctuary takes in and treats up to 10,000 birds each year, relying on the generosity and compassion of the public to continue providing this essential service.

Up to ninety percent of the birds brought to the sanctuary have been incapacitated in some way as a direct, or indirect, result of human activities. Of the birds that survive the critical first 24-hours following their rescue, up to eighty percent are successfully reintroduced to the wild. However, some are unable to return to the wild, and these remain at the sanctuary where visitors can view them and find out more about how and why they landed up at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. There are a wide range of bird species that are permanent residents at the sanctuary and if they breed successfully, their offspring are released into the wild.

Birds brought to the sanctuary will immediately undergo a thorough examination, diagnosis and medical treatment, with a feeding chart and medical record kept for each bird. Birds are then placed in an indoor recovery room and closely observed until deemed fit enough to move to the outdoor rehabilitation aviary with others of their species. Thereafter, the rescued birds will either be released into the wild, or remain as permanent residents at the sanctuary or another suitable rehabilitation center or zoo.

In addition to viewing the birds housed at the sanctuary, visitors can find out what they can do to promote conservation, and what to do if they find an injured or baby bird. With man continually encroaching on the territory of wild birds, this type of information is invaluable, and with more than 100,000 visitors each year, the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary continues to make a significant contribution to educating the public on bird conservation.

Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival 2012

December 21, 2011 by  
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The 15th Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival will offer bird enthusiasts a full program of field trips, discussions, classroom presentations, workshops and more. Keynote speakers include James Currie, Richard Crossley, PaulBaicich and Victor Emanuel. Features of the festival will include the Welcome Reception, Keynote Socials, Sunday Social, an art show, boat tours, a silent auction and The Raptor Project. For details regarding registration and the program, please visit the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival website.

Dates: 25 to 30 January 2012
Venue: Brevard Community College – Titusville Campus
City: Titusville
State: Florida
Country: United States of America

Everglades Birding Festival 2011

December 22, 2010 by  
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Those attending the 2011 Everglades Birding Festival can look forward to a full program of events, including birding, workshops, tours, night hikes, and the opportunity to meet birding experts. Amongst the target birds for the event are Snail Kite, Peregrine Falcon, Purple Gallinule, Roseate Spoonbill, Short-eared Owl, Burrowing Owl, Wood Stalk and others.

For more details, please visit the official website of the Everglades Birding Festival.

Date: 12 to 17 January 2011
Venue: Florida Everglades
State: Florida
Country: United States of America

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival 2011

December 6, 2010 by  
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The 2011 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival will feature a number of exciting events for birding enthusiasts. Included in the program are shows by The Raptor Project, socials, seminars and lectures by Julie Zickefoose, Laura Erickson, Don and Lillian Stokes and Chuck Hagner, field trips, photography, an art show and so much more. Be sure to register for this educational and fun-filled event.

Date: 26 to 31 January 2011
Venue: Brevard Community College
City: Titusville
State: Florida
Country: United States of America

All Exotic Bird Expo in Orlando

December 6, 2010 by  
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The Exotic Bird Society of America will be hosting an event in Orlando, Florida on 16 January 2011. An abundance of birds and bird related items will be available, along with interesting seminars and trick bird shows. Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for nonmembers.

Date: 16 January 2011
Venue: Central Florida Fairgrounds
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Country: United States of America

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