ST AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA BEACH

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April 24-28 2019

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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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• Review offerings under SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS / OUTDOOR TOURS - make note of your selections.

• Ready to buy tickets? Click the REGISTER HERE/BUY TICKETS button which takes you to our Ticketing Site.

• Select and add your Festival Registration and your event tickets to your cart and check out.

This year's headquarters is located in Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia

5205 A1A S, St. Augustine Beach  •  Click for Google map

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Our sincerest thanks go out to all of this year's participants, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors

for another incredible year!

All of you make the festival a huge success!

We look forward to seeing all of you at next year's festival!

April 22-26, 2020

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ST. AUGUSTINE

ALLIGATOR FARM ZOOLOGICAL PARK

Photographers visiting the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park are astounded by the vast number of photographic opportunities provided by the hundreds of nesting wading birds.  As a member of the Great Florida Birding Trail, this accredited zoo has been selected for its excellent bird watching and bird education opportunities.

    In the mid 1970’s the Alligator Farm expanded its Native Swamp exhibit and inadvertently developed an outstanding natural bird rookery. A winding boardwalk allows for the rare opportunity to view wild nesting birds at extremely close distances, at times literally within arm’s reach.  Since the swamp was expanded, it has grown to become one of the most accessible natural bird rookeries in Florida.  

    The two-acre exhibit is home not only to American alligators, American crocodiles and native turtles, but many different species of wading birds.  Twelve species frequent the swamp, with eight of those nesting and producing young.  Great egrets, Roseate spoonbills, and the endangered Wood stork are the first to arrive, followed by Snowy egrets, Tri-colored and Little Blue herons, and lastly, the Cattle egrets.  Green herons choose nesting spots deep within the trees in the Land of Crocodiles.  The nesting season begins in late February and lasts through July.  During the peak season, in May, birds can be photographed in all stages of nesting: displaying, incubating, and the raising of their young.

    Along with the collection of valuable migratory bird data and the admiration by the staff and visitors of these spectacular wading birds, the Alligator Farm also participates in supporting conservation programs.  Among our favorites are the USFW Wood Stork Recovery Program and Audubon of Florida’s Roseate Spoonbill Banding Project.

 

 

NO instruction | Early Access

NO PHOTO PASS REQUIRED

(Meeting Location:  St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.)

Difficulty Level: Undemanding

FRIDAY 8 TO 9 A.M.

Price: $25

Min/Max No People: 5/30

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