Programs

Night Walks at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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

Enjoy a night in the swamp on this Audubon Naturalist guided walk which brings you into the swamp when the nocturnal animals are out and vocal, and on a clear night the night sky is especially nice here.  You never know what you will hear or see on a visit to Corkscrew Sanctuary but a night visit should bring the sounds of calling insects, possibly owls and alligators and most likely a surprise or two!  You will also learn about the nocturnal biodiversity of the swamp and adaptations that enable nocturnal wildlife to thrive.

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 the entire boardwalk (2 miles in length).  Night Walks are about 2.25 hours in length.   A night visit to the swamp will make this an evening you won't soon forget.  

*Participants should not bring white-light flashlights, as those ruin everyone's night vision.  We will have red-light flashlights that we will bring along in case we want to use them.

Cost:    

  • $40 per person for General Admission
  • $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:  10 participants  
Restrictions:  Participants must be 12 years or older.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

To see available dates, and the register, please click the Register Here button below.

Register Here (Scroll down to select your date)

Meet your guide in the parking lot in front of the Blair Audubon Center.

  • This program is for individuals age 12 years or older.  Please ensure you arrive on time, as 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 or telephone, or updates will be made on the website for visitor programs.

For more information, email corkscrewtours@audubon.org  

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