If you want to maximize your time finding birds in Florida, Florida Birding is for you. Avid birder and wildlife photographer Mark Smith discloses 19 of his favorite birding locations that span the entire state. While 19 locations might not seem like that many, many of the destinations in this book can take days or weeks to fully explore. There are enough locations to keep you happily viewing a very wide range of birds for a very long time.
With that in mind, you could also use this book to visit a couple of these locations on a weekend visit to Florida. Have a business trip in Florida but don't think you have enough time to get out birding, with this book you do. Bringing the entire family down for a vacation and want to sneak away for a few hours to get your birding fix, Florida Birding will help you do it.
A handy full color map, addresses or GPS coordinates will help you get to each location easily. Mark also highlights all the crucial info like: What you can expect to see? Are there hiking trails? Can you drive? Are pets allowed? Are there bathrooms? Are there any entry fees? Phone numbers and email addresses, pretty much everything you need to have a fun and exciting visit. Mark also discusses planning your trip, things you might need to bring, things to watch out for and some solid birding field techniques that with practice and patience can get you closer to the birds.
Florida Birding is loaded with beautiful bird pictures that Mark took himself at all of the locations in the guide book. Mark Smith is a Florida native who has spent years traversing the state of Florida. His time exploring has given him an "Insider's" look at the wonderful birds that call this very unique ecosystem home and he openly shares all of his knowledge in this book. If you want to maximize the amount of time you get to see birds in Florida, this guide book is a must.