Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is an Important Bird Area, part of the Atlantic Flyway for bird migration, is the gateway site for the southwest region of the Great Florida Birding Trail, and is a Ramsar designated Wetland of International Importance.
This naturalist guided boardwalk tour leads you into the swamp as the day draws to a close. As twilight approaches many creatures are winding down their day as nocturnal creatures are beginning theirs. Watch sunset from the observation tower, then listen to the changes in sounds as the day changes to night. Search for nocturnal creatures on the way back to the visitor center, and learn about some of their adaptations that enable them to be nocturnal. For the last hour of this tour it will be fairly dark, with little or no moonlight. but that will make for better night sky viewing.
Start times vary according to the sunset time on the day of the program. When you register check for start time on the reservation date you choose.
Your naturalist will meet you in our visitor center fifteen minutes prior to the program start time. We will be walking 2.25 miles along our boardwalk. Sunset Strolls are about 2.5 hours in length.
*Participants should not bring white-light flashlights, as those ruin everyone's night vision. We will provide red-light flashlights for everyone that we will bring along in case we want to use them.
- $40 per person for non-Corkscrew members
- $35 per person for National Audubon members
- $35 per person for Members of the US Military
- $25 per person for Friends of Corkscrew members. Click for information on joining Friends of Corkscrew.
- $20 per person for youth ages 12 to 16
Limit: Space is limited to 10 per guide
Restrictions: Participants must be 12 years or older. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
This program is for individuals age 12 years or older. Please ensure you arrive about 15 minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow time to get checked in, use the restroom, etc. Walks start promptly at the scheduled hour. Refunds will not be offered for participant late arrivals.
- Cancellations by participants must be made at least 2 days prior to the program date to receive a refund. Audubon also reserves the right to cancel programs at any time and full refunds will be issued in such instances.
Cancelations due to weather or other emergencies will be made at least two hours prior to the program start and registered participants will be contacted by e-mail, and updates will be made on the website for visitor programs.
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