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April 24-28 2019

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Birding & Photo Fest online interactive guide!

The online guide is easy to use and environmentally friendly. Simply click on the guide and start planning your schedule for North Florida’s premier birding and photo fest.


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Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest


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April 24-28, 2019

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Located at 505 Guana River Rd,

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  (904) 823-4500

(Just 10 miles north of downtown St. Augustine)

GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center


Contact Information

Florida's Birding & Photo Fest

Attn. Erin Masters

29 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084 

The GTM Research Reserve

The GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center is home to Florida's Birding & Photo Fest!  The Educational Center provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the rapidly growing population of Northeast Florida to receive hands-on environmental education and natural resource interpretation.  Inside of the 21,000 square foot Environmental Education Center is an exhibit hall, aquariums, nature store, research laboratory, classrooms, meeting rooms and offices.  Feel free to browse the natural history exhibits and hands-on displays and study live animals.  Don’t miss the many retailers who will be exhibiting in the auditorium throughout the Festival!  

    There will be a registration desk located at the Environmental Education Center for participants to register for all available events; however, online registration is encouraged to ensure participation!

Planning Your Schedule

To view listings and plan your schedule, click on the blue SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS and OUTDOOR TOURS buttons at the top of each page. FIELD WORKSHOPS and PHOTO SEMINARS are listed on individual SPEAKERS pages. Use the DAILY SCHEDULES AT A GLANCE to plan your days and avoid overlapping events. Please pay special attention and allow enough time to get from one venue to the next and not to overlap your events.


You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of completing your registration.  


There is a one time, $25 registration fee for the Festival.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Florida's Birding & Photo Fest reserves the right to cancel an activity of the festival or substitute qualified presenters when necessary.  If we cancel an event for any reason, a full refund will be issued.  Should that unlikely occurrence become necessary you will be notified in as timely a manner as possible.


Registrations may be cancelled via email or mail following this established Refund Policy:


• Cancellations made by March 9, 2018 will be refunded in full minus the $25 registration fee.


• Cancellations made from March 10 to April 1, 2018 will be refunded at 50% of the total registration minus the $25 registration fee.


• Cancellations made after April 1, 2018 will not be refunded. “No shows” will not be eligible for a refund.

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