Join Portland Audubon for a getaway to sunny Florida, where we'll travel the southern portion of the state in search of its unique birdlife. We'll visit the famed Everglades and the Florida Keys in search of Limpkin, Snail Kite, White-crowned Pigeon, and many more. Along the way, we'll look for enigmatic wildlife like American Crocodile and Manatees and enjoy the fascinating natural history of The Sunshine State.Register!
Rest stops Multiple rest stops, ideally every hour or less.
Sun exposure: Full. Temperatures typically 65-75F in January.
Amenities: We will strive for a bathroom break every two hours.
Distance: We’ll be hiking up to three miles daily, with multiple stops.
Elevation changes: Very flat!
Trail: A variety of trail types, from narrow footpaths to open beaches.
- Trip leaders: Stefan Schlick and Brodie Cass Talbott
- When: January 10-17, 2024
- Fee: $3,295 members / $3,895 non-members
- Single Supplement: $460
- Fee Includes: 7 nights lodging, transportation, park entrance fees
- Fee Excludes: Airfare, dinners, alcoholic drinks
- Group size: Limited to 10 participants
Stefan is an expert guide with vast knowledge of natural history, specializing in birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and plants. His enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and love of birds is contagious.
Stefan has been birding the world for three decades and has led trips throughout the US for 25 years. Being from Germany originally, Stefan has birded Europe extensively. He has also led ecotours around the world, from Brazil and Morocco to Australia.
Brodie Cass Talbott
Brodie works as an educator with Portland Audubon. After many years of wildland firefighting and leading river tours, he spent six years living and teaching across Asia, where his interest in birds became his passion. He has birded across five continents, and uses his experience in education and ecotourism to share his love of the outdoors with people from all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with an eye towards increasing access to wild spaces for people from diverse communities.