The festival field trips have been chosen to highlight the best birding areas in East Central Florida. As usual, the field trips will be staffed by some of the world’s finest birding guides, most of whom have not yet been assigned. A list of leaders and their affiliates will be available on the web site after Thanksgiving. Lists of the birds seen on 2018 field trips as well as the master list of the 186 birds seen for the entire 2018 festival will also be available on the web site. Please make sure that you fill up your water bottles before leaving on a field trip and bring them with you. Dress warmly in layers and wear closed-toed shoes. Find directions to meet-up spots here.
Note: The Brevard County Landfill is NOT open for the members of the public. Members of the general public who are not part of official Birding Festival Landfill visits should follow these procedures: (1) Check in at the scale-house at the main entrance and sign in as a bird watcher; (2) Receive a dashboard placard, safety vest, and birding map/rules; (3) Place the dashboard placard on your dashboard, wear the vest when outside of your vehicle, and adhere to the rules; (4) Check out at the scale-house when leaving and return all items.