In less than forty-eight hours I will helping guide a field trip to Viera Wetlands at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. I can’t wait! Like the White Ibis above, Florida’s big wading birds are so cooperative, so beautiful, and and so willing to be photographed that it is a digiscoper’s dream. I practically drool at the thought of once again exploring Merritt Island, Joe Overstreet Road, Blue Heron Wetlands, East Lake Toho, and all of the other great birding spots in east-central Florida. How can you not want to bird in Florida?

Little Blue Heron

Point blank looks at Little Blue Heron alone are a good reason to go to Space Coast.

If you missed it, I outlined last month which field trips I would helping lead. Make sure to sign up for them if you want to spend time birding with me! Maybe we’ll find something good, like one of Florida’s specialty species…

Snail Kite

Snail Kites are amazing. And not tough to find if you know where to look!

10,000 Birds is a Scrub Jay level sponsor of the 2015 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.