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Central Florida Half-Day Private Birding Tour - 2 person max

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Central Florida Orlando Half Day Birding Tour
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Spend the morning birding in central Florida on this private half-day tour. Meet in Whittier or enjoy pickup from around the Orlando area. Hike and bird the Three Lakes WMA and the Joe Overstreet Landing with a certified master naturalist, and look for and learn about species such as Bald eagles, raptors, Painted Bunting, Florida Scrub-jay, and more.
  • Go birding in central Florida with a certified master naturalist
  • Ideal for all kinds of birders, from listers to photographers
  • WMA entry fee, snacks, and a checklist of birds seen provided
  • Enjoy a fully personalized experience on a private tour

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Private transportation
  • WMA entry fee
  • A checklist of the birds seen during your tour

    Meeting and Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • WVHG+24 Whittier
      WVHG+24V Whittier, FL, USA

      We'll meet you at the intersection of of Canoe Creek road and Prairie Lakes Road at Three Lakes WMA. On the right side just past the entrance, you'll see a kiosk for the Florida trail and a small unpaved parking area. Park in there to begin the tour.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    07:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    You'll be picked up in an orange Honda Element with our company logo on the side. We'll drive up to hotel lobbies to wait for you in the morning.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Lorenzo_C
    Miss Smith was cooperative, professional, informative, helpful, attentive, and a delight to chat with about ornithology. I made a list of what I wanted to see, and Miss Smith drove us to locations where she showed me the birds I sought!

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    A productive and inspiring morning
    Lorenzo_C, Apr 2024
    Miss Smith was cooperative, professional, informative, helpful, attentive, and a delight to chat with about ornithology. I made a list of what I wanted to see, and Miss Smith drove us to locations where she showed me the birds I sought!
    Great experience!
    Jonah_B, Mar 2024
    Rebecca was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the environments and species we saw. Hotel pickup made things much more convenient and we still had time to see a lot on a beautiful day.
    Good guide who knows the area, birds and people. Recommended!
    Gilbert_H, Mar 2024
    Beck found the birds she promised. She is a very nice lady, as good with people as she is with birds. In a wel timed trip she gave me many photo opportunities. And she heard many more birds, but the interesting species she allowed to make a picture of.
    Feathers and fun!
    Roland_D, Jan 2024
    Rebecca was awesome!! So knowledgeable Took us to beautiful locations. (Even had yummy snacks) Looking forward to coming back and birding with her.. a “must do” for bird enthusiasts!!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Roland and Andrea, I really enjoyed meeting you and showing you a small portion of Florida's amazing birds and natural areas! Thank you for such a kind review! -Rebecca, Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    Highly Recommend!
    Samantha_S, Dec 2023
    So much fun! We saw so many birds and I got some great pictures! Will definitely be taking another tour with them in the future! :)
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    I'm so glad you got some great photos! Thank you very much for the kind review! -Rebecca, Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    Becca Knows Birds
    Meg_T, Oct 2023
    We started out walking through the pre-dawn woods to see if we could find red-cockaded woodpeckers. Sure enough, we stopped near a nest tree and just after sunrise those beautiful birds came out of their tree to greater the day and other RCWs. The tour just got better as the day went on, with Becca as the consummate guide who knows her birds by sight, sound, behavior, and habitat. She's a patient teacher too, always ready to answer a range of questions about the life patterns of different species to clarifying bird anatomy. I highly recommend Becca as an expert guide.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Hi Meg, I'm so glad you had a nice morning out visiting the birds. We really appreciate your kind review! --Rebecca Smith, Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    Great Birding Tour
    Lisa_S, Sep 2023
    Beck was a great guide! I learned so much about the birds of Central Florida and enjoyed seeing so many different species.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Hi Lisa, We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and got to see some of the birds of Florida! -Rebecca Smith, Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    excellent! personalizable trip with knowledgeable guide.
    Zihan_Z, Sep 2023
    Rebecca took us out on a great trip during which we saw the birds we wanted. Rebecca was very friendly and knowledgeable about the bird species in this area. and knew where to find them. She was also able to personalize the trip so that we didn't have to do much walking because my mum has bad knees. We had a good time. would recommend
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Hi Zihan, We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and got to see some of the iconic birds of the US and some of the more rare species as well! -Rebecca Smith, Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    Loved everything!!
    Stephany_G, Jul 2023
    I enjoyed everything! Me and my partner were stress-free with provided transportation, Becc was very sweet and amazing! with being new travelers to the orlando area she made this experience a 10/10, gave us a great description/understanding to each bird/habit and more. Thanks so much!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Stephany- I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour! I will send photos in about a month when I get to editing. We look forward to providing you with more birding and nature adventures in the future! --Rebecca, Archaeopteryx Birding & Nature Tours
    Expert and Friendly Birding
    Matthew_K, May 2023
    I enjoyed seeing the Chuck-Will's-Widow shortly before dawn, a pleasant moment for a walk in central Florida. Later we saw my other target and Florida's only endemic bird, the endangered Florida scrub jay. We also encountered a long list of other species of marshes and pine scrub, typically at delightfully close range. Beck is a friendly and very knowledgeable guide who can save you a lot of time and trouble because she knows where the species of interest are to be found.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you so much for the kind review! We look forward to providing you with more birding adventures in the future! -Rebecca (Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours)
    Amazing trip
    Orna_A, Mar 2023
    It was amazing experience. The guide was knowledgeable and showed us multiple birds. I could have had longer time with the guide so extending to a full day could be nice
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you for such a kind review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time birding in Florida. We can arrange a full day with you for the next time you visit. --Rebecca Smith, Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    Fun and informative birding & photography tour
    leahcataldo, Dec 2022
    Beck was a knowledgeable a friendly guide, patiently guiding us as we listened for, watched, and photographed over 50+ different species of birds. Convenient and prompt door-to-door pickup and drop off was a plus as well.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you for the lovely review and for a great day in the field. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Florida watching and photographing some of our southeastern bird species! -Rebecca, Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    Great morning out
    Ram_S, Dec 2022
    Looking and photographing birds Rebecca was an excellent guide with exceptional knowledge! Thank you for a wonderful experience
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you, Ram! I hope you were able to get some amazing photos to remember your time in Florida. It was great meeting you! -Rebecca
    Orlando Birding
    Michael_S, Feb 2022
    From the moment I was picked, I knew it would be a great day. My guide Rebecca was involved in developing woodpecker habitat. The discussions about this development was fascinating. We visited two sites and saw 47 and 53 species respectfully. She was adept at birding by ear. I would recommend highly.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Thank you for the great review. We hope you'll join Rebecca on other tours in the future. Good Birding Archaeopteryx Birding and Nature Tours
    A fun, interesting day of birding with a very knowledgeable guide.
    Linda_P, Feb 2022
    A very interesting half-day trip with Gallus. Saw a lot of species and learned a lot about birding, including the pleasures of eBird, for which I now have a couple of robust lists. Even though the conditions weren't ideal (windy and cold), the day was fun and informative.
    Great tour. Would do it again. Recommend.
    Debra_G, Nov 2021
    Beck was awesome. My target bird was the Roseate Spoonbill, and she knew right where to go. We saw 16! Plus several other species that were life birds for us (we're from CA). Beck also worked hard to find us the Florida Scrub Jay. We had a great day. We'll be back for another tour.
    Archaeopteryx went above...
    Dane_C, Apr 2021
    Archaeopteryx went above and beyond in their efforts to make sure our tour was a success! Bec's birding knowledge was extraordinary and contributed so much to the experience. Call these guys. Highly recommended!

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