VIDEO: 20th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival Set For Jan. 25-30
By Space Coast Daily // January 24, 2017
held at Eastern Florida State College
ABOVE: Barb Eager, Executive Director of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, talks about the 20th annual festival which will open Wednesday at Eastern Florida State College in Titusville, Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Chosen by the Southeastern Tourism Society as one of their Top 20 Events, the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, set for January 25-30, 2017, is regarded as one of the top birding events in the nation.
The festival will be held at Eastern Florida State College, Titusville, Florida.
More than 330 species of birds have been identified on Florida’s Space Coast due to its location directly on the Eastern Continental Flyway.
This festival is unique thanks to the ideal weather and environmental conditions of Florida’s Space Coast.
The area’s natural assets include marshlands, cypress hammocks, pine flatwoods, scrub habitat, estuaries and open ocean. These many options give birders and wildlife watchers from around the world endless opportunities to spot rarities like the Florida scrub-jay and the roseate spoonbill.
[2017 EXHIBITORS: Please CLICK HERE to register before booths are filled.]
“Florida’s Space Coast is the ultimate paradise for bird and wildlife watching, thanks to its incredibly diverse natural areas,” said Eric Garvey, executive director for Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism.
“This area is home to one of the largest collections of endangered wildlife and plants in the continental United States.”
The theme of this year’s festival is the Indian River Lagoon. Noted experts in water and land management will provide presentations and lead interactive discussions about the Lagoon and its influence on Florida’s Space Coast.
Keynote presentations include David LaPuma, Executive Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory; John Moran, Co-Director, Springs Eternal Project, Our Water, Our Future; Rodney Smith, Do Birds, Dolphin & Manatee Think & Feel? Do You? and Donald Kroodsma, Author, “Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific.”
FOR A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND TO REGISTER, log on to www.scbwf.org
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ABOVE VIDEO: Stunning shots from the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.