Animal experience hosted by Emilie

2.5 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at one of three birding hotspots in Palm Beach County for a morning or late afternoon tour for a couple of hours of great bird watching. All of these sites are part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. They are easy walking locations, perfect for beginner to experienced birders with boardwalk, soil or grass running through various wetland habitats including: freshwater marsh, cabbage palm hammocks and cypress swamp habitat. We will stroll for no more than 0.5mi at a slow pace and listen and look for whatever birds we find in a couple of hours. I will begin with a short crash course in birding and will educate you along the way with fun facts about the species we encounter and teach you fun ways to remember songs and calls, making birding fun especially for the beginner birdwatcher! These sites serve as the feeding, breeding or wintering grounds for many types of birds all year long, which include ducks, herons, egrets, storks, gallinules, rails, blackbirds, buntings, raptors, warblers, cormorants and anhingas. We will also enjoy other wildlife along the journey, which have included freshwater turtles, alligators, snakes, frogs, river otters, marsh rabbits and bobcat.
Other things to note
A full refund will only be issued if host cancels due to weather. 24 hour notice to the host by the guest is required to issue a full refund.
We'll meet at one of three birding hotspots in Palm Beach County for a morning or late afternoon tour for a couple of hours of great bird watching. All of these sites are part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. They are easy walking locations, perfect for beginner to experienced birders with boardwalk, soil or grass running through various wetland habitats including: freshwater marsh, cabbage palm hammocks and cypress swamp habitat. We will str…
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Use of binoculars and spotting scope

Accessibility

Mobility/physical

No stairs or steps
Accessible bathroom
Accessible parking spot

Sensory

No extreme sensory stimuli

Meet your host, Emilie

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I studied Wildlife Biology at The University of Vermont and my favorite class was Ornithology, which included a trip to FL whereupon I fell in love with birding. I acquired my Master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying the impact of communication towers to migratory birds. My passion for birding really took off after finding fallen birds under towers and I truly learned to appreciate the great feat of migration, inspiring me to find them flitting about alive and well! In 2013, I started guiding for Ventures Birding Tours and lead trips in FL, NC, TX and Trinidad & Tobago.
I studied Wildlife Biology at The University of Vermont and my favorite class was Ornithology, which included a trip to FL whereupon I fell in love with birding. I acquired my Master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying the impact of communication towers to migratory birds. My passion for birding really took off after finding fallen birds under towers and I truly learned to appreciate the great feat of migration, inspiring me to find them flitting about alive and well! In 201…
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Where you'll be

Wakodahatchee Wetlands has had over 200 species of birds reported since its wetland reclamation in 1996.

Peaceful Waters Sanctuary is a 30 acre wetlands park with 1,500 feet of elevated nature boardwalks and one mile of walking trails. 199 bird species reported since 2011.

Wellington Environmental Preserve is a 365-acre rainwater storage area with nature trails and learning centers. 175 species reported since 2011.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Doris
May 2021
Learned much more than I would have with an online guide. Emilie is very knowledgeable about a variety of animals in the wetlands.
Rebecca
May 2021
Emilie was extremely knowledgeable about every bird we saw and you can definitely tell that she has a real passion for this. Loved her energy! It made for an wonderful experience. ☺️
Kristin
April 2021
Emilie was able to adapt to our beginning knowledge of bird watching. She made it fun and explained the name of each bird we encountered. I enjoyed her passion for preservation and history of the birds we observed. You will have a new understanding of orinthology when you depart.
Keri
March 2021
Amazing! I learned all about birding techniques; which apps to use, which guides to use and how to use them. I learned bird descriptions, bird calls and mnemonics to help with recall. Emilie is so skilled that we had many strangers who joined us along the tour route to listen and learn from her. I highly recommend this tour.
Anna
March 2021
Получили большое удовольствие от прогулки! 34 видов птиц мы смогли увидеть в одном месте - это потрясающе! Emilie очень светлый, дружелюбный и легкий в общении человек, но что действительно важно - она по-настоящему любит дикую природу.
Olive
March 2021
Emilie is an amazing guide for this tour - she is so knowledgeable about every aspect of birding and made the experience come alive with background information and interesting stories. Would highly recommend this tour or any other tour Emilie would organize :-)

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Binoculars (if you have a pair)

Comfortable walking shoes and proper clothing (i.e. layers)