Bird Watching and Nature Photography in St. Augustine
St. Augustine has lovely beaches and some of the best wildlife you can find in Florida. Because of this, every year for 17 years straight people flock to the area for their internationally acclaimed birding and photography festival.
It’s no surprise either. You may only think of dolphins and alligators when you think of Florida. But there is so much more to see. Florida’s ecosystems are filled with wonderful species to identify and learn about.
Walking trails and bird watching areas are a few of the many great things to do here in town. There you can find some of St. Augustine’s many eye-catching species.
Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest is at the perfect time of year. Florida is already known for being sunny and warm and St. Augustine is no exception. Florida’s great weather makes it the place to be for everyone – young and old. So if you are an adventurer and being outdoors is your thing, this event is for you.
Get the Skinny on Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest
Starting on April 24th through the 28th, 2019
Headquartered at Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South in St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080
Come and experience a day (or the whole week!) of bird watching and photography. This event is full of workshops, outside tours, kayaking and more. There will be over 110 scheduled activities for you to partake in.
Alligator Farm Events
The famous Alligator Farm is hosting before and after hours photography sessions for those who want to get pictures of the birds without all the foot traffic. With these passes you get the rare chance to be near these birds and have enough space to put your equipment. You can choose to come in one hour before opening at 8am or one hour after closing at 6pm.
Are you craving a little competition? There is a Young Birder’s contest for the kids, and a seperate contest for the adults. Every year more and more world renowned photographers show up! That isn’t to say the atmosphere is not friendly and welcome to amateurs – the photo contest is open to all. Speakers will be present every day to give tips, advice, and support to those who need it.
The opening reception speaker Joe Brady is a full time photographer, educator, and author who shares his take on how to create the best photograph. There is a plethora of chances to hear from professionals with interesting and educational messages. They can help you learn how to take your photography to the next level.
Follow the Festival!
Are you a social media lover? The festival has created it’s own hashtag: #floridasphotofest. Take a peek at the photos from last year. This will give you a great insight into all the wonder visuals that await you. Or take a look at last year’s video gallery and watch the birds come to life!
Let St. Augustine’s beautiful scenes teach you and your family to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Get your tickets now, prices may vary the closer we get to the festival. Go and visit here to see what is available. You don’t want to miss it!