We’ll visit the Dry Tortugas National Park and historic Fort Jefferson, located 70 miles west of Key West, Florida at the height of spring migration. These seven tropical islands are home to a seabird colony of thousands of Sooty Tern and Brown Noddies, Magnificent Frigatebirds, Masked Boobies and Brown Pelicans.
Highlights of the trip include possible large numbers of passerines and other migrants that use these islands as a stopover point on their journey to the mainland, as well as the possibility of a visitor from the Caribbean. Close-up views of warblers, tanagers, vireos, nightjars, shorebirds and other passerines make for an exciting three days of birding. Snorkeling and sightseeing of historic Fort Jefferson add to the many activities that make up a Dry Tortugas experience.
Focus: Birds, Culture, Scenery, Photography