Saturday Morning Bird Walks are Back in Sanibel

Saturday Morning Bird Walks are Back in SanibelIt is always a smart plan to get to know an area as much as possible before relocating or purchasing a vacation home. You want to ensure you will enjoy settling into a new place or taking frequent vacations without getting bored. One way to get to know Sanibel Island is to discover the unique clubs and activities on the island. It will help you get to know the people here and help you to find new interests and hobbies. As the island continues to bounce back from hurricane damage more and more activities are popping back up, like the weekly Bird Walk. 

The Return of the SanCap Audubon Bird Walks

Bird walks are a fun way to get out in the gorgeous unspoiled nature of Sanibel Island, get out of bed on a Saturday morning, and meet some great people. The Sanibel Captiva Audubon hosts the bird walks and they are resuming birdwalks in 2024. 

The first Bird Walk was on January 6. This first walk was the best place to start the year enjoying nature, the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Walks are scheduled for every Saturday through January at a different location each week. 

The Bird Walk Schedule for January

Saturday, January 13th will be at Bunche Beach

Saturday, January 20 will be back at the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge

The Month rounds out on Saturday, January 27 at Bunche Beach

Good Info to Know

Walks at the wildlife refuge will meet at the overflow parking lot on the left side of the entrance. Walks at the refuge are more of a caravan car tour setup. Walks at Bunche Beach will be actual outdoor walks and it is suggested that you bring shoes that can get wet and dirty. Brunche Beach is located at the end of John Morris Road in Fort Meyers just across the water from Sanibel Island. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour for the public lot that can be paid via smartphone.

Walks are led by an experienced leader who will make the experience interesting and educational. Walks do require walking up to a mile and on uneven terrain. Walks are open to anyone interested at all age levels. You do not have to be a member so this is a great thing to check out while visiting the island.

About the Sanibel Captiva Audubon Society

The mission of the Sanibel Captiva Audubon Society is "We support and premote bird life on Sanibel and Captiva island with an emphasis on habitat conservation in education." As stated on the front of their website at the Sanibel Captiva Audubon Society website. Their 70th anniversary is coming up and they will be celebrating to commemorate it on January 20 from 2 to 4 PM at the Community House.

The Audobon hosts many educational talks as well as bird walks throughout the year to help residents and visitors be more aware of these shorebirds on and around the island. To preserve their quality of life and prevent extinction. For a full list of events posted by the society or information about joining the society, you can check out their webpage.

If you are a fan of the outdoor spaces in nature all throughout Sanibel and Captiva and surrounding areas and would like to learn more about the wildlife in these areas this is a fun and free way to learn and experience something new while meeting new people.

If you would like information about moving to Sanibel or Captiva Island please browse our website or look through our blog. We have lots of information about the islands and neighborhoods as well as activities to get involved in. If you would like to know more information about real estate on Sanibel or Captiva islands I can help. I am here to make your transition to the island as smooth as possible whether it is full-time or you are purchasing your dream second home.


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