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Bird watching here is great any time of year. Choose your tour!

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc offers packages for nature lovers, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and everyone in between. The corridor between Tampa, Orlando and Daytona Beach is fantastic for bird watching and this is exactly where our birding tours take place! Florida is the migratory path for many birds and you will have the ability to get up close and personal with them through our guided bird watching tours. It's like going on a Christmas Bird Count but we get to do it all year long. Bring your binoculars, it's a beautiful sight!

Our lead guide Kenny is an avid birder with an exceptional eye for finding them. Whether you are a beginner or experienced bird watcher we offer both traditional bird watching tours on land and birding by kayak tours. Our kayaks are well suited for the aquatic preserves we travel and these extremely stable vessels are the perfect platform for a relaxing guided bird watching tour. Come; discover Florida's Birdlife and take home memories that last a lifetime!
                    
The Boardwalk 
This is a traditional land based bird watching tour that is 1.5 hours long and wheelchair accessible. Spend your morning exploring a wetland area where some of the favorite sights are Purple Gallinules, Limpkins, Anhingas and others that thrive in these freshwater marshes.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $32.00

The Uplands 
This bird watching tour is a walk thru the old forests of Florida. It is 2-3 hours of hiking with the indigenous Florida Scrub-Jays along with Cardinals, Red-headed Woodpeckers and others that frequent the Scrub Oak hammocks, sand hills and Longleaf Pine areas. 
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $64.00

To book The Uplands bird watching tour click here 

St. Johns River I or II 
This river which is a paradise for wildlife was once the byway for commerce in Central Florida. Goods and services were brought to the area via the St Johns by Paddle Wheel boats. As one of the few rivers that flows North, several springs and tributaries join in to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles and many other species also nest here and call this place home. This is a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour!

Wekiva River I or II 
Three springs pour into this pristine river. The Great Egret, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Pileated Woodpecker, Swallow-tailed Kite, Tri-colored & Green Heron as well as many other waterfowl flourish on this river. The Ivory-billed Woodpecker at one time called this home. We are able to do a 2-3 hour or 4-5 hour tour here.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $64.00 or $94.00 
Exceptionally scenic! Silver Springs, the headwaters of the Silver River, is the second largest spring in Florida. Some twists and turns of this river can reach depths of over 25 ft and it’s so clear that you can see the eel-grass swaying on the bottom. You will definitely hone your paddling skills going upstream but a first magnitude spring makes the trip back a breeze! You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; Otters, many of Florida's wading birds, Red-shouldered Hawks, Barred Owls, Yellow-crowned and Black-crowned Night Herons, Anhingas, Cormorants, Raccoons and much more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 12. This is a beautiful 4-5 or 6-7 hour paddle!
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Recommended $94.00  
Click here to book your Silver River bird watching tour 


Winter Manatee Tour I or II 
Winter in Florida is a magical time. The Manatee comes inland to bask in the 72 degree waters of Florida's beautiful springs. This is a great doubleheader! During this exceptional tour you'll explore the back bays of the St Johns River for Birding and have the opportunity to meet the Manatees as well. If you have never experienced this gentle creature, now is the time! This is a great 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary $64.00 or $94.00
Click here to choose your Manatee and birding watching tours


We have packages for ages 5 years and older & all of our tours are booked by reservation. 












Tri-colored Heron
Bad Hair Day!
Limpkin

Florida Scrub Jay

Oh, much better - Thank You!

Doing a little kayaking, birding and hanging out with the wildlife of Silver River rocks!
















It was a picture perfect day on the Silver River today. All kinds of wildlife to see… Longnose Gar swimming just under our kayaks, lots of Turtles sunning on the logs and Birds galore. We saw Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Limpkins, Prothonotary Warblers, White Ibis and Wood Ducks. A Red-Shouldered Hawk was pretty feisty and the river was running crystal clear. The purple Pickerel Weed, red Cardinal Flower and white Spider Lilies added a splash of color to the greens of the everyday backdrop. And we had a lone monkey show up at the end of the day, it was truly Silver River at its best!

Paddling with an American Bittern, Purple Gallinule and a few Manatees... life is good










We were all bundled up on the St Johns River this morning. It’s March 15th; the temp is in the 40’s with a strong North wind but Hey at least we’re not shoveling snow! Hanging close to the tree line we found some calm water and so did the wildlife. It was a banner day for the birds! We saw Limpkins, Purple Gallinules, nesting Sandhill Cranes, American Bittern, Snowy and Great Egrets, Bald Eagles, Great and Little Blue Herons just to name a few. We found a large Alligator out sunning and a few Turtles as well. A Red-shouldered Hawk tried to rob a Limpkin of his Apple Snail and that caused quite the ruckus. It’s always fun to watch the movie Mother Nature has put together for us. The Manatees had come back to the river due to the cold front and we had a few good encounters. Today was nature at its best!

Taking a break from the snow, doing a little Birding in Central Florida






















It was a wonderland of Nature on the Wekiva River this morning. Alice and Mary Jo are down from MN for a few days of paddling and we couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day. There were Anhingas every hundred yards perched on overhanging branches, Great Egrets silently stalking their prey and groups of White Ibis probing the shallow vegetation. Little Blue, Great Blue, Tri-colored and Green Herons were out looking for brunch as were the Limpkins. The new leaves are popping on the Red Maples, Sweet Gum, Pop Ash and Elm Trees and the Red Maples are dropping their whirly-whirl seeds. The Air Plants are in bloom and it was a stunning place to be. We feel truly blessed to have this in our back yard!