Florida's Birding & Photo Fest official guide 2018 - Page 25

K AYA K I N G TO U R S PHOTO: LEWIS KEMPER Kayak Guana River Sunset Birding Ecotour GTM Reserve Kayak Ecotour Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Guana Dam Guide: Ripple Effects Ecotours Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Guana Dam Guide: Ripple Effects Ecotours WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 5:30 TO 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY NOON TO 2:30 P.M. Price: $60 | Min/Max No of People: 4/8 | Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Beginner Enjoy the Ripple Effect - a natural twilight exploration and birding adventure on Guana River. Our kayaks provide space for your equipment and add to this relaxing, comprehensive trip through one of the prettiest landscapes in coastal Florida only accessible by kayak! Potential to view lots of great birds when paddling including Black-crowned Night Herons, Northern Harriers, Owls and Clapper Rails in the marsh as the sunsets. Price: $60 | Min/Max No of People: 2/12 | Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Beginner Enjoy the Ripple Effect Ecotour on Guana Lake and experience the unique coastal communities adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Local shorebirds find their home within these beautiful salt marsh habitats. The upland tree canopies also provide shelter for migratory birds going north for the summer. Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Great Horned Owl, Osprey, Roseate Spoonbills, Whibrels, Black Bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Willets, Dunlin, Sandpipers, Yellow Legs, Seaside Sparrows, Terns, and many other species. Low Tide Pellicer Flats Birding by Kayak Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours’ headquarters, 101 Tolstoy Lane Guide: Ripple Effects Ecotours Marineland Sunset Kayak Tour Price: $60 | Min/Max No of People: 2/12 | Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Beginner Surrounded by the southern boundary of the GTM NERR and Matanzas Basin, these conservation areas provide the most unique and protected birding paradise in North East Florida, the Pellicer Flats. A mile-wide tidal lagoon system drains completely at low tide. Rich in shore birds, the only way to access this ecological gem is via kayak. Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, Great Horned Owl, Osprey, Roseate Spoonbills, Whimbrels, Black Bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Piping Plovers, Wilson’s Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Willets, Dunlin, Sandpipers, Yellow Legs, , Seaside Sparrows, Terns, Red Knots and many other species. Price: $60 | Min/Max No of People: 4/12 | Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Beginner Witness a “real” Florida sunset from the best seat in the house. Our glowing “firefly” kayaks light the way through a maze of winding tidal creeks. Potential to view lots of great birds when paddling including Black-crowned Night Herons, Northern Harriers, Owls and Clapper Rails in the marsh as the sunsets. Meeting Location: Ripple Effect Ecotours’ headquarters, 101 Tolstoy Lane Guide: Ripple Effects Ecotours THURSDAY 9:30 A.M. TO NOON SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. FRIDAY 6 TO 8 P.M. Guana River Sunset Kayak Tour Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Guana Dam Guide: Ripple Effects Ecotours SATURDAY 6 TO 8 P.M. 25 Price: $60 | Min/Max No of People: 2/12 | Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Beginner Enjoy the Ripple Effect - a natural twilight exploration of the pristine waters of the Guana River. Our glowing “firefly” kayaks light the way and add to this relaxing and comprehensive trip through one of the prettiest landscapes in coastal Florida only accessible by kayak! Potential to view lots of great birds when paddling including Black-crowned Night Herons, Northern Harriers, Owls and Clapper Rails in the marsh as the sunsets.