If you are coming to Florida to do some birding this winter, check out the Florida Birding Trail website. It will tell you what you will see and where to find it.
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.
A trip to Sanibel would not be complete without a visit to the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Website includes an overview of the Refuge and visitor information on times and directions. NOTE: Wildlife Drive is closed on Fridays.
Visit our Facebook page for birding photos and tips.
This private group's purpose is: to facilitate the enjoyment and study of birds in their natural environment on Sanibel and Captiva and at other nearby parks and nature preserves. (Our 2021 bird walks were all conducted virtually; photos can be found on our Facebook page.)
Species lists are an important tool for public outreach, as we aim to promote community and individual stewardship over our wildlife.
We have formatted this list into a birdwatcher-friendly checklist, so island residents and visitors will be able to document the species they see as they birdwatch around the islands. This list can be used digitally, or downloaded and printed. In the digital .pdf format, users can click on the common names of bird species to be directed to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s AllAboutBirds.org, a comprehensive resource for information about bird species, including multimedia, range maps, and tips for identification.