Forster's Tern - D. Kandz
Location: 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde
Time: 7:45 a.m. Meet at the flagpole at the park's headquarters. (map)
Experience: Novice to expert, all welcome
Walking: Trails at the park are pavement, grass, sand and hardpack.
Restrooms: Several, flush, located throughout the park.
Fee: Participating in the walk is free. There is a $5 entrance fee to Fort De Soto Park. Expect tolls along the Pinellas Bayway.It's time to look for Spring migrators!
[April] is the month that has made Fort De Soto...famous. Northbound migrants heading across the Gulf of Mexico are sometimes pushed eastward during late spring cold fronts and the birding can be awesome in the days following. There have been days...where 20+ species of warblers were found. Even on the mildest spring days there are always a few migrants to see...
- Ron Smith, A Birder's Guide to Pinellas County
Check out eBird reports at Ft. DeSoto.
$25 - Reservations required - Date: May 14 Time: 6:15 p.m. Boat leaves at 6:30 p.m.
Place: Pier at 400 2nd Avenue NE slip 46 in downtown St. Petersburg (map)
Cruise to St. Pete's Bird Island in Coffee Pot Bayou on Mother's Day. Enjoy seeing gorgeous sunset over Coffee Pot Bayou.
Bird lovers watch birds in breeding plumage, while photographers shoot award winning pictures. Over 10 species of birds roost on this island such as Great Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, Brown Pelicans, and Reddish Egrets.
Ann Paul, Florida Coastal Island Sanctuaries Manager will narrate the trip. The Dolphin Queen, now docks at the St. Petersburg Marina since the St. Petersburg Pier closed.
The marina located on the approach to the Pier at 400 2nd Avenue NE slip 46 in downtown St. Petersburg.
The Dolphin Queen is docked right up front - you can’t miss it! We gather at the boat at 6:15 p.m. The boat leaves the dock at 6:30 pm. Last year's trip was a sell out. The cost is still $25 per person. To register for this trip, please call Alice Tenney at 727-894-2062 for reservations and details. Mail checks made out to St. Pete Audubon to:
Alice Tenney - 315 15th Ave NE - St. Pete FL 33704
Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and their environment comes first.
Select the Bird Checklist or checklist to download the Pinellas County Bird Checklist.
American Birding Association Principles of Birding Ethics
Code of Birding Ethics (Excerpt)
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