Roseate Tern photo (above) by Bill Schmoker
Banner photo also by Bill Schmoker
Tricolored Heron
photo by Bill Schmoker
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
photo by Bill Schmoker
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
photo by John Drummond
7 Days of Birding in Florida and the Keys in
Early Spring:
South Florida in April is a great time to
visit as migrants add to the resident birds and most of the
special breeding birds are present. The Everglades, pine
forests, prairies, cypress and mangrove swamps and keys
habitat types will produce a great variety of species.
  • Starting in the pine/palmetto forest for Red-
    cockaded Woodpecker and Bachman’s Sparrow, we
    will next proceed to cypress swamp and marsh at
    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Everglades
    National Park for warblers, herons, egrets, Swallow-
    tailed Kite and Snail Kite.
  • The specialties of the Keys, such as White-crowned
    Pigeon, Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo and,
    if we are lucky, Mangrove Cuckoo, will come next.
  • On the boat trip to the Dry Tortugas, we will see
    colonies of Sooty Tern and Brown Noddy, and
    inside Fort Jefferson many tired warblers, thrushes,
    buntings, flycatchers, etc., resting on their migration
    north.
  • Finally, we will finish in the Fort Lauderdale area,
    which offers excellent opportunities for viewing
    wading birds, with perhaps our best chance to see
    rails.




7 Days:  Florida Winter Birding Break in
January:  
South Florida in the winter is a great time to
go birding and to enjoy the wildlife in this relatively warm
the 70’s each day.   A number of year-round species will
be new for most North American birders including Red-
cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman’s Sparrow, Snail Kite,
Short-tailed Hawk, Purple Gallinule, Reddish Egret,
Roseate Spoonbill and Pine Warbler.  
  • The Everglades, pine forests, prairies, cypress and
    mangrove swamps plus keys habitat types will
    produce a great variety of species.  
  • The trip includes Everglades National Park,
    Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and many
    more excellent sites.
For more information or to register for any of our birding trips, call Charles at
888-203-7464 or Charles directly at 720-320-1974 or by email at
info@PIBird.com.
Two Key Trip Choices for Birding in Florida
Birding in Florida