Winter Birding EcoTour

This special 3-hour tour on the Discovery boat will leave our dock and head north to Disappearing Island, where birding enthusiasts will disembark and spend two hours exploring this large sand bar, looking for winter migratory birds. Guidance will be offered to less-experienced birders and there will opportunities for novice birders to learn more about birds from highly experienced guests on the trip from local Audubon chapters.

Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars, viewing scopes, cameras, bird guide books, sunscreen and water to drink. Guests will walk the island at their own pace.

The Winter Birding Boat Ecotour is offered on the following days from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (weather permitting):

Thursday, February 14
Thursday, March 21
Wednesday, April 24

Minimum occupancy (8) is required for tour to depart.

Some of the birds seeing during our inaugural January Winter Birding Boat Ecotour included Bald Eagle, Black Scoter, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster’s Tern, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, & Black Skimmer


Adults $39
Seniors (62+) & Students $36
Family* $115
Children** $23

* 2 adults (parents) and 2 children (under 12); additional children $20 each

** Under 12

Members receive a 10 percent discount.

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You might also enjoy our free Bird Walks at Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park
Tuesday mornings January through April

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