Sunday, September 29, 2013

Another local natural attraction opens: Bird watching takes flight at Biscayne National Park - Outdoors -

Bird watching takes flight at Biscayne National Park - Outdoors -
A new local outdoor activity kicks off which should be added to your family "To Do" list.  Read up in the Sunday Miami Herald: Bird watching takes flight at Biscayne National Park, which introduces the Biscayne Birding Trail — a free program created by the park and Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) to encourage South Florida residents and tourists to get outdoors and watch wildlife. Visitors may pick up a bird checklist at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center and mark down which species they see within the park boundaries on both land and water. A ranger will verify the bird count, and the birder will receive an achievement certificate on the spot. Full-color certificates will be awarded for lifetime achievement levels starting at 30 native park bird species and culminating with expert for identifying 120 species. There’s even a special category for junior birders who spot 10 or more different birds in the park. 

See a prior South Dade Update post relating to local birdwatching resources: Is Bird Watching the new hit? No need to travel far for Miami -Dade County Residents.

What are you waiting for?  Now is a great time to check out Biscayne National Park, especially as the weather begins to cool off.

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