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Birdwatching here is great any time of year!

Central Florida Nature Adventures, LLC offers packages for birders, naturalists, photographers, paddlers and everyone in between. The corridor between Tampa, Orlando, Merritt Island and Daytona Beach are fantastic for bird watching, we are located directly in the middle and No Experience is Necessary!

Florida is the migratory path for many birds and we have the ability to get up close and personal with them through our guided kayak birding tours. It's like going on a Christmas Bird Count but we get to do it all year long! Welcome to our Birding Blog... 


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Bring your binoculars, it's a beautiful sight! Our lead guide Kenny is an avid birder with an exceptional eye. Whether you are a beginner or experienced Bird Watcher our kayaks are well suited for the rivers we travel and these extremely stable vessels are the perfect platform for a relaxing guided birding tour to discover Florida's wildlife. We are happy to facilitate a trip for you that you are sure to enjoy!

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Scroll down to see some of our adventures.








Tri-colored Heron
Bad Hair Day!
Limpkin

Florida Scrub Jay

Oh, much better - Thank You!

Bird Watching near Kissimmee September 17, 2014










With the first cold front of the season moving in Alan, Chris and Kenny had great weather for birding. The Kingfishers and Pied-billed Grebes are always the first to show up. There were lots of Green Herons, Little Blue and Great Blue Herons, Anhingas, Great Egrets and we saw an Osprey with a big ole' Bass flying by. There were White Ibis, Moorhens, Black and Turkey Vultures and we caught a video of a Limpkin preening. The Red-shouldered Hawks, Pileated Woodpecker and Wild Turkeys also made for a great birding day. With the added bonuses of the Turtles and yearling Gators out sunning and an overcast day we could feel the approach of the Fall season. It's always a great day on the river.    

Spending time with my Family paddling the Wekiva River 9th of August 2014







For a Summer time paddle the Wekiva River is hard to beat. We got a morning start, hugged the treeline to stay in the shade and it wasn't long before the wildlife showed itself. We saw a group of young Gators hanging out in the Duckweed mats and the Turtles were out sunning. The Anhingas, Little Blue Herons in the white phase, "calico" and blue phase showed off their colors. The Ospreys, Moorhens, Limpkins, Great Blue and Green Herons were all out feeding too. After our snack break we drifted back to the park. It's a great day when you can spend it with Mother Nature and with family ;-).

Discovering Florida's Wildlife; what a great way to spend the morning of June 21, 2014 our Summer Solstice












We got an early start on the Dora Canal this morning and received several "pearls" of the day. The young Anhingas and Great Blue Herons were out learning to thrive in their new world. The Little Blue, Tri-colored and Green Herons came out to play too. As we paddled out to Lake Dora there was an Osprey perched in the big Pine tree, a mature Great Blue Heron sitting on the boat house and a Great Egret guarding the railroad trestle. We paddled the mile long canal through the old Cypress Trees over to Lake Eustis and caught the Scarlet Hibiscus in bloom. Off to Gator Inlet and true to form we got to see an Alligator there and took a quick break. On the way back the Button Bush bloom caught our eye and just as the boat traffic started to pick up, we got to see one last Little Blue Heron fishing for his breakfast. It was a nice morning to be on the old Elfin River and a great group to share it with!

Boating the Silver River May 27, 2014











The day after a long holiday is a perfect time to do some boating on the Silver River. We pretty much had the place to ourselves and there was lots to see too. The young Wood Ducks were out swimming with their Mom, the Moorhen had her chick out playing and the Limpkin was in the Water Hemlock teaching hers how to hunt for Apple Snails. We saw 4 Brown Water Snakes out sunning, they sure are pretty. The Monkeys were out too, we got to see about 20 of them. On the way back to the boat launch we came upon a Mom Wood Duck and several babies on a mat of vegetation and Duck Weed. There was a Gator just a few feet away...we watched as she steered her babies to safety. It was a great day to be on the river and to be a part of all that goes on in Nature...it's very entertaining ;-).

Great Birding day on the Wekiva River April 26, 2014







As we paddled around the flats, we came up on a few Limpkins right off the start. The Little Blue Herons and Moorhens were out messing around while the Osprey was busy eating his "fresh catch of the day". We kayaked up to check out the Anhinga's nest and found the Mom and 2 healthy babies basking in the sun. All the sudden we heard 2 Barred Owls hooting it up and another one flew from across the river right over our heads with a Boat-tailed Grackle chasing him. No telling what trouble he was in ;-).  About 50 yards away we came upon the young Great Blue Herons sitting in their nest waiting for Mom to bring them a meal. As we drifted down we got to see the Great Egrets fishing along the banks, the Swallow-tailed Kites soaring overhead with the Red-shouldered Hawks and a tiny Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. There were lots of Turtles out sunning and we got to see a group of freshly hatched Gators just trying to find their way in the world. Life is good on the river!