Halifax River Audubon
Halifax River Audubon A Florida Chapter of the National Audubon Society
Serving The Greater Daytona Beach Area

MDC’s 2021 Winter Birding Eco Tour

2/11/2021 at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Event Description

White Pelican


The Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach continues their winter birding tours to Disappearing Island. MDC’s Winter Birding Tours give guests opportunities to learn more about these species from naturalists and local Audubon chapter members. The tours offer avid birders transportation to the island onboard MDC’s Discovery boat. 

The Discovery boat will leave from the North Causeway dock in New Smyrna Beach to Disappearing Island, where guests disembark onto the spoil island at Ponce Inlet. Guests on these trips walk the shoreline to explore and view such species as Red Knots, Black Skimmers and a variety of plovers and sandpipers, many only seen in this area during the winter months. Prepare for wet and sandy conditions. This three-hour trip will give guests time to explore on their own or with small groups of experienced birders, like Joan and David. Cost per person for the three- hour tours will be $40 for adults; $37 for seniors (62+) and students; and $22 for children under 12. Children must be supervised at all times by adults. Discovery is a 40- passenger boat, but under current Covid guidelines, will operate at 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 20 passengers. All passengers are asked to wear masks. Reservations can be made by calling 386-428-4828.