If you are coming to Florida to do some birding this winter, check out the Florida Birding Trail website.
It will not only tell you what you will see, but where to find it. This website has more information than you would ever need to make your visit a success.
Lee County Conservation 20/20 is steward to 47 preserves that are great birding areas. Check out their
website that includes a description of each preserve, maps, directions and a calendar of events. Several
preserves have free guided walks. Click: for more information.
A trip to Sanibel would not be complete without a visit to the "Ding Darling" Wildlife Refuge. For an overview of the Refuge including visitor information on times and directions. Click :
The Ding Darling Society offers news with upcoming events at the Refuge and a live Refuge Cam.
Click: for more information.
Please note: The visitor center is open daily, but wildlife drive is closed Friday.
If your visit brings you to Southwest Florida and you need a guide to read and
carry with you we highly recommend, THE LIVING GULF COAST, A Nature
Guide to Southwest Florida by Charles Sobczak.
Includes Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota counties...
162 parks, preserves, and eco-destinations, with many undiscovered
291 species of resident and migratory birds with hundreds of stunning
Regional mammals such as panthers, manatees, dolphins, bears, Everglades
mink and others...
88 species of reptiles and amphibians, both native and invasive...
More than 600 full-color photographs by award-winning artists.