North America



Whilst winter descends on the USA multitudes of birds escape to Florida where  the exotic Painted Bunting can be seen.

This is a true wildlife haven with birds everywhere. Winter sees multitudes of herons, ibises, egrets and wildfowl gathering at various reserves, joined by raptors.  A wide array of exciting habitats includes mangroves, prairies and primeval-looking cypress swamps with ancient buttressed trees provides refuge for birds of almost every imaginable form. Exotic bromeliads festoon trees dripping with Spanish Moss where the colossal Pileated Woodpecker forages. In addition to a wide variety of residents including the rare Florida Snail Kite and Florida Scrub Jay, birds which have escaped the North American winter find balmy conditions here and we will look out for hummingbirds, flycatchers warblers and tanagers. From the vast coastal wetlands in the east we explore the northern prairies before heading west to the bird paradises of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Our final few days are spent in the vast wilderness of the Everglades before returning home for Christmas.

For bookings contact WildWings 0117 9658333.

Date of next tour to be confirmed
14 days

Economy class flights, accommodation with private facilities, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transport by private minibuses, tips and services of Wild Insights leaders.

Travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry and phone calls.

This tour takes us on a circular route around Florida.



Louisa Thompson 0207 3864682