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 the entire boardwalk (2 miles in length). 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 have red-light flashlights 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.
- $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.
Meet your guide in the parking lot in front of the Blair Audubon Center.
Upcoming Program Dates and Times:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:30 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:15 - 6:45pm
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:45 - 7:15pm
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 5:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:15 - 7:45pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 6:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:00 - 9:30pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:00 - 9:30pm
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 348-9151.