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Field Trip to Fort Desoto Park

April 17 @ 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Join Billie & Jerry  on a guided bird walk through Fort Desoto Park. 

An amazing example of the importance of the park’s natural ecosystems is the more than 328 species of birds that ornithologists have documents over a 60-year span. New species are added every year. The beach also provides refuge to the loggerhead sea turtle, which nests between April and September.

Everyone is welcome to attend walks. 

When going bird watching it is important to be well-prepared and comfortable. Here is a checklist of what to bring and wear: 

  • Wear comfortable shoes since there will be walking
  • Hat to shield you from the sun and reduce glare
  • Binoculars for close up view of birds. 
  • Field guide, eBird & Merlin apps are helpful in bird identification – your guides will help 
  • Water to stay hydrated
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellant 

Meet @ the flagpole parking lot. There is a $5 entrance fee per car to be paid at the parking lot kiosks.

To contact our Trip Leaders: text 941-592-7622


*** The safety of you and our field trip leaders is of the utmost importance to us! All government rules & regulations apply to all field trips. Leaders can make requirements or cancel anytime, so please confirm by checking our calendar at least 1 week in advance.


Billie & Jerry Knight


Fort Desoto Park
3500 Pinellas Baywater S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33715 United States
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