201512.17
Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Blue Cypress Conservation Area

Blue Cypress Conservation Area serves as a gateway to the much larger Fellsmere Water Management Area. As part of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project the area consists of some 10,000 acres of recently restored wetlands. Telephoto Florida visited in mid-December looking primarily for migrant warblers, and we were not disappointed. Dozens of Yellow-rumped…

201512.14
The Orlando Wetlands

The Orlando Wetlands

The Orlando Wetlands Park is one of the premiere birding locations within the greater Orlando area. Covering over 1,600 acres of hardwood hammocks, marshes and scenic lakes, the open waters are home to wintering waterfowl, and a host wading birds like wood storks, spoonbills, ibis, and heron. There have been more than 220 bird species…

201512.04
Rainbow Springs State Park – Florida’s Waterfalls

Rainbow Springs State Park – Florida’s Waterfalls

Yes you read that correctly… Florida has waterfalls.  Although the waterfalls at Rainbow Springs State Park are man made, they are very picturesque and well worth a visit.   The falls were originally part of an amusement park in the 30’s.  The State purchased the land and Rainbow Springs State Park opened to the public in 1995….

201509.28
The Lowry Park Zoo

The Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa’s Lowry Park is a great spot for the whole family. A bit pricey for admission, but if you can get over that you will have day well spent. With over 1500 animals there is something for everyone. From leopards to Llamas, aviaries to aquatic centers, the attractions here are numerous and exciting. Attractions include…

201509.12
Florida Panhandle

Florida Panhandle

Telephoto Florida unfortunately does not get the opportunity to visit the Florida panhandle very often.  There are close to 80 Great Florida Birding Trail sites in that sector. During a recent trip to the state capital, Tallahassee, we visited two locations, J. Lee Vause Park and Elinor Klapp-Phipps park.

201508.30
Aviary Update: Roseate Spoonbill

Aviary Update: Roseate Spoonbill

The uniquely billed, Roseate Spoonbill is on many a Florida Birder’s Life List and is one of the most popular galleries in the Telephoto Florida Aviary. Although widespread throughout Florida, the spoonbill is not a commonly seen bird and one has to make an effort to find them where they live and roost. Spoonbill can be…

201508.22
Jennings Bluff Tract

Jennings Bluff Tract

The Jennings Bluff Tract is one of the most northerly of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail sites. It sits east of I-75 just south of  the Georgia line off Highway 41.  The site is claimed to be good for migrants in season and Telephoto Florida has no reason to doubt that. The difficulty…