Bird Walk at Fort Matanzas
CANCELLED at Fort Matanzas
Coronavirus Update: Fort Matanzas is closed until further notice.
Fort Matanzas National Monument offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the ecology of Florida's coast with “Bird Walk at Fort Matanzas” programs on two Saturdays in March: March 7 and 21, 2020.
Park Ranger Ellen will lead the bird walk through the diverse habitats of Fort Matanzas park from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn about the birds of prey, songbirds, herons and many varieties of shore birds they will see during the tour.
Guests are advised to wear sunscreen, appropriate footwear and outerwear as necessary, and to bring binoculars (the park has a limited number for loan). The 1.5-mile walk will take about an hour and a half. The difficulty level of the hike is mild, and children are encouraged to participate.
Admission: There is no admission fee or parking fee required to participate in the Bird Walk. But space is limited, so please call (904) 471-0116 to reserve a spot on the tour. The program is subject to cancelation due to bad weather.
When: From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on two Saturdays, March 7 and 21, 2020,
Where: Fort Matanzas is located at 8635 A1A South, south of SR 206 at the Matanzas Inlet. The tour meets at the fort's visitor center.