Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

Prairie Birding Adventure with David Simpson - 2:00 p.m.

  • 22 Apr 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
  • 3


  • Current members of Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve only

Registration is closed

Prairie Birding Adventure

with David Simpson

Special Members Only Tour

Limited to 7 participants.

Take a 4-hour swamp buggy excursion into the Preserve, all the way to Gum Slough, where the last Carolina Parakeet nest was found with expert Florida naturalist and professional birder David Simpson. Learn about Florida's colorful native parakeets and the critically-endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow. You are likely to see Swallow-tailed Kite, Crested Caracara, Burrowing Owl, Bachman's Sparrow, Northern Bobwhite, Eastern Meadowlark, and many other birds. (White-tailed Kite is possible!) David's incredible knowledge of birds and other wildlife you encounter, access to harder-to-reach areas of the Preserve, plus a great view from atop the buggy, add up to a unique, unforgettable experience!

$100 per person. (includes park admission fee)

Registration is limited to Friends' members.

(Become a member by clicking here.)

PLEASE NOTE: Your place will not be reserved without payment. Be sure your transaction is completed through Paypal when you sign up. (The last confirmation button must be clicked.) Once paid, you will get confirmation emails from PayPal and from the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Registration is limited and first come / first serve. All proceeds benefit Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve.

No park entry fee required. Please bring your own snacks or lunchwater, a hat, sun screen and bug repellant. Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL (Map).

Questions or need help with your registration? Please email us at (Include your phone number if you would like a call. and please be patient, we are all volunteers!)


1:30 pm:   Check in

2:00 pm -6:00 pm:  2nd Tour, Limit: 7

Fitness Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven ground in the prairie and to step up to get in and out of the swamp buggy. You will be required to sign a waiver of liability before participating.

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