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Florida Fall Hawk Watching and Birding Tour:
Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas
October 7-12, 2014
7 day tour
(Price pending: please check back soon!)
Join Rafael Galvez, Site Coordinator of the Florida Keys Hawkwatch, and HMANA guide, Phil Brown, for an exciting birding tour through southern Florida to experience waves of fall migrants and Florida specialties. We’ll spend time at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch during peak Peregrine Falcon migration. The site set a new world record (3,836 Peregrines counted this past fall!).
Other exciting destinations include Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, the Florida Keys including Key West, and a special visit to the Dry Tortugas National Park. Banding demonstrations and little known hotspots will also be part of this fantastic trip.
Some target species: Raptors galore! Migrants, vagrants, exotics, pelagics, and Florida specialties. Short-tailed Hawk, Snail Kite, Brown and Masked Booby, Magnificent Frigatebird, White-crowned Pigeon, Limpkin, and Roseate Spoonbill
We will take time to not only observe raptors and other birds, but to also learn about the local natural history, conservation and management efforts and to appreciate the unique wildlife diversity of each location. This will be an active birding tour with a moderate amount of walking, but the pace will be slow enough for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.
This tour will feature novelty for both the experienced and beginning birder.
RSVP early to save your spot on this promising and exciting tour!
Rafael Galvez and Phil Brown
Tour maximum: 12 people
Contact Julie Brown at email@example.com for more details.