Florida's Space Coast: Scrub-Jays, Snail Kites, & More

Titusville, FL, USA

VB
189 reviews
Dec 11 - 16, 2022
Group size: 4 - 10
Florida's Space Coast: Scrub-Jays, Snail Kites, & More
Titusville, FL, USA

189 reviews

$NaN
Dec 11 - 16, 2022
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

Central Florida’s ‘Space Coast’ is now widely known as an excellent birdwatching destination, thanks in no small part to the Space Coast Birding & Nature Festival, an annual event previously hosted by the Brevard Nature Alliance, which brought birders from all over the world to the Titusville area every winter for the last 25 years. The area’s avian attractions are numerous and winter birding here can no doubt be spectacular!

Our 5-night tour visits many of the area’s hotspots, including the Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, where huge numbers of waterfowl & shorebirds overwinter. Florida’s only endemic bird is the Florida Scrub-Jay and we should find it in the area’s scrubby, open woodlands. We will visit a plethora of wetlands (both man-made & natural) where freshwater birds can be seen by the hundreds, and where photo opportunities abound. A visit to some of Central Florida’s piney-woods should produce the federally-endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, as well as Brown-headed Nuthatches and if we’re lucky, Bachman’s Sparrow. We should see Snail Kites patrolling the wetlands looking for Apple Snails and flocks of Sandhill Cranes in the open pastures. As well as many of the expected species there’s plenty of chances for rarities, and over the past few years we have seen Masked Duck, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Common Eider and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. 


What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until November 21, 20226 left

Room-sharing

$1,795
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until November 21, 2022only 2 left

For those wanting their own room

$2,195
Deposit: $300
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Ventures Birding Tours
189 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

Ventures birding is the real deal. We scheduled a half-day local trip near Asheville while friends were visiting from New York. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. His ability to identify nearly every bird by even a brief snippet of song made spotting them really quick. Besides that, he’s a nice guy, easy to talk to, and fun to spend time with. Ventures Birding has our enthusiastic recommendations, and we look forward to more time with them!
By Rick M for Private Half Day Tours (2021/2022) on 01 Jul, 2022
Fantastic! Great guides. Absolutely no complaints! Susan P.
By Susan P for Iceland 2022 on 09 Jun, 2022
This was a magnificent trip! Great leaders who were knowledgeable about the area as well as the birds. They were respectful of the country, people and environs of Iceland which made the trip especially enjoyable. At the end of the 8 days on Iceland, we felt we had seen highlights of the country having circumnavigated the whole island on Highway 1. It was lovely and perfect. Both guides were excellent drivers and I never felt insecure along the challenging roads. Had all 9 of us been in the 9 passenger van, it would have been uncomfortable and unpleasant. Since one of the group rented an additional vehicle, that major issue was alleviated. We were all grateful for that extra vehicle! Iceland was awesome. The food was great. Accommodations were excellent. Guides were the best.
By Judith W for Iceland 2022 on 07 Jun, 2022
Simon took six of us into a lovely ascent through multiple habitats and many bird species. It must have been challenging as our group ranged from rank beginner to expert, yet we all interacted comfortably with our guide. Nice job by ventures and a great day! One highlight was our best ever looks at a singing Swainsons Warbler on territory.
By Doug N for Private Half Day Tours (2021/2022) on 03 Jun, 2022
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It was a great day.Guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant, gave great tips. I learned a lot. Thanks
By sharon w for Beginning Birding Workshop Henderson on 31 May, 2022
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