Programs

Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tours for Visitors

As responsible members of our communities, Audubon has cancelled all public programs provided by our nature centers, community naturalists, and other outreach staff through April 30th. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but it is far more important that we participate and encourage social distancing best practices and not be encouraging public gatherings. Please stay apprised of our latest updates and responses to the COVID-19 situation here on our website.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary usually offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour beginning at 10:30 am from November 1 through the end of April, and at 9:30am beginning on May 1 through the end of October - please see our schedule below for days that this tour is offered.  Space is limited to 12 - 24 participants (more details below).  

The Corkscrew Boardwalk Tour is one-and-a-half hours long and is on the one-mile short loop of the Boardwalk. 

There is no additional charge beyond the regular admission of $14 per adult; National Audubon Members with ID receive $4 off per party of 2; $6 for college students; $4 for children 6 to 18 years old, and Free for children under 6 and Friends of Corkscrew Members.  

A Corkscrew naturalist will conduct the guided walks, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the swamp, from its cypress forest and lettuce lakes to its pine forest and open prairies.

This gentle, pristine wilderness in the western everglades dates back 800 years and offers visitors a glimpse of long-ago Florida and a premier environmental learning experience.  Many species of birds are permanent residents of the Sanctuary, including egrets, ibis, heron, limpkin and anhinga. Barred Owls nest near the boardwalk and add their distinctive hoot to the aviary symphony. Winter visitors include several warblers, and Painted Buntings.  

You will learn about the importance of the our native upland and freshwater wetland plants, and the connectivity of the habitats at Corkscrew for birds and other wildlife.  You will also learn ways that you can help birds and other wildlife in your own homes and communities.

FAQs

What can/can't I bring to the event?

  • We recommend that you bring water, sun protection, bug spray, binoculars, and a camera when you explore the Boardwalk.
  • Water bottles, bug spray, and binocular rentals are available in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center.
  • Food is not permitted on the Boardwalk.

For more information, e-mail corkscrewtours@audubon.org  

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary       Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tour Program

Fall,  Winter, and Spring:
Usually Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. from November 1 through April 30, however due to Covid-19 corona virus, these are not currently being offered.

Space is limited to 12 to 24 participants (12 participants per guide, and we will have 2 guides on most days).  The tour is offered to visitors on a first-come basis, and visitors should sign up at our admissions desk when they come in on the day of the tour.   

Summer:
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tour beginning at 9:30am from May 1 through the end of October, these are currently not offered, due to Covid-19.

Space is limited to 12 participants.  The tour is offered to visitors on a first-come basis, and visitors should sign up at our admissions desk when they come in on the day of the tour.

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