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Discover Lee County’s avian natives with the Bird Patrol

By Staff | Jul 23, 2012

The Lee County Bird Patrol, in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, announces the following events:

* Morning Meander at Lakes Park

Fort Myers, Florida

What: Nature Walk with Bird Patrol Guide

When: Saturday, Aug. 4

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, Fl 33908. Please meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station.

About this tour: This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced Bird Patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Please arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief intro and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars.

More information: (239)533-7580 or 533-7576

This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. It’s free with paid parking. Parking is $1/hour or $5/all day

www.birdpatrol.org

* Experiencing one of the best birding sites in Lee County

What: Experience the Beautiful Birds of Bunche Beach with a Bird Patrol Guide

When: Wednesday, Aug. 15

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: Meet on the beach. Located in South Ft. Myers, off Summerlin Rd: Drive south of John Morris Road until it deadends.

About Bunche Beach birding: Bunche is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Also waterfowl, raptors, and warblers.

More information: 707-3015

This event is free with parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approx. 2 hrs). Restrooms in building at first parking lot. Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation.

Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and love of nature.

www.birdpatrol.org

* Morning Meander at Lakes Park

What: Nature Walk with Bird Patrol Guide

When: Saturday, Sept. 1

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, Fl 33908. Please meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station.

About this tour: This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced Bird Patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Please arrive a few minutes after 8 am for a brief intro and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars.

More information: (239)533-7580 or 533-7576

This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. It’s FREE with PAID PARKING. Parking is $1/hour or $5/all day

www.birdpatrol.org