Birds of the Beach | Classes at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Lectures & Classes

September - April

Southwest Florida is a critical stopover site for thousands of migrating and wintering shorebirds. In this program, Adam DiNuovo of Audubon Florida and Collette Lauzau of Rookery Bay Research Reserve will discuss the life history of these birds and the incredible journeys many of them make annually.

From the comfort of your computer, we will taken you on a virtual tour of the amazing mudflats of Tigertail Beach. You will see what birds are out there in real time through a virtual spotting scope while viewing photos and receiving clues to look for to help you identify these birds in the field.

Each month the birds species and their appearance will change so we encourage you to join us for the entire series. No two sessions will be the same!

Offered monthly from September – April.

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Guided Kayak Tours

Discover Rookery Bay’s extraordinary wildlife on one of our naturalist guided kayak tours. Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove forests and provide opportunities to see wildlife such as wading birds, osprey, fish and dolphins.