North Shore Birding Festival

24600 CR 448A
Mount Dora, FL 32757


The North Shore Birding Festival on Lake Apopka in Central Florida is for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from well-known, knowledgeable birding guides. Add to your life list while exploring a unique birding hot spot only 35–45 minutes from Orlando attractions.

The Lake Apopka North Shore has been designated an American Bird Conservancy Globally Important Bird Area, a National Audubon Society State Important Bird Area, an Audubon Florida Special Place, and is on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

On eBird, the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s online program in which birders record their sightings, the Lake Apopka North Shore is now the top eBird hotspot in Florida (For comparison of hotspots, see this link).

Nearly 370 species of birds have been sighted, more than any inland site in the U.S. including the Everglades.

The festival, sponsored by Orange Audubon Society, starts Thursday night, December 3rd, with a free opening keynote on YouTube Live.

On Friday, December 4th, through Monday, December 7th, participate in field trips on the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore property and other Central Florida sites.

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