I offer customized tours throughout Florida for individuals or small groups. I have over 25 years of experience leading tours, am familiar with all aspects of Florida wildlife, and have an extensive knowledge of native plants, snakes, frogs, and many other critters you encounter in Florida.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Calendar for 2018-2019

I hope you can join us for these exciting upcoming events:
  • December 2, 2018: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Buggy Tours - Go to the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park web site for registration information. This trip is led by David, but you must register with the park to attend this trip.
  • December 5, 2018: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • December 10, 2018: Pelican Island Audubon Society Annual Potluck - Audubon House Oslo Road
  • December 15, 2018: Cocoa Christmas Bird Count. Contact Dee Fairbanks Simpson or David Simpson for details.
  • December 17, 2018: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count. Contact Ned Steel for details.
  • December 19, 2018: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • December 20, 2018: Zellwood - Mount Dora Christmas Bird Count. Contact Wes Biggs or Gallus Quigley for details.
  • December 29, 2018: Econlockhatchee Christmas Bird Count. Contact Lorne Malo for details.
  • January 2, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • January 5, 2019: South Brevard Christmas Bird Count. Contact Dee Fairbanks Simpson or David Simpson for details.
  • January 13, 2019: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Buggy Tours - Go to the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park web site for registration information. This trip is led by David, but you must register with the park to attend this trip.
  • January 14, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Sebastian
  • January 16, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • January 17, 2019: Everglades Birding Festival
  • January 21, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • January 23, 2019: Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival: David will be leading tours. Festival registration is required.
  • January 30, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • February 3, 2019: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Buggy Tours - Go to the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park web site for registration information. This trip is led by David, but you must register with the park to attend this trip.
  • February 5, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 1). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society for details.
  • February 7, 2019: Birds of a Feather Festival: Dee and David will be teaching classes and leading tours. Festival registration is required.
  • February 7, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 2). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society for details.
  • February 11, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Sebastian
  • February 13, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • February 15, 2019: Space Coast Audubon Society general meeting in Rockledge.
  • February 17, 2019: Audubon of Everglades - STA 1E trip. David is leading this trip, but contact Audubon of the Everglades to sign up.
  • February 18, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • February 19, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 3). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society or details.
  • February 21, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 4). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society for details.
  • February 27, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • March 11, 22019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Sebastian
  • March 13, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • March 17, 2019: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Buggy Tours - Go to the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park web site for registration information. This trip is led by David, but you must register with the park to attend this trip.
  • March 18, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • March 27, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • April TBD: Dry Tortugas Trip with Florida Nature Tours. Visit the Florida Nature Tours web site for details.
  • April 8, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Sebastian
  • April 15, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • April 19, 2019: Space Coast Audubon Society general meeting in Rockledge.
  • May 4, 2019: eBird Global Big Day.
  • May 13, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Sebastian
  • May 20, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • September 20, 2019: Space Coast Audubon Society general meeting in Rockledge.
  • October 18, 2019: Space Coast Audubon Society general meeting in Rockledge.
  • November 15, 2019: Space Coast Audubon Society general meeting in Rockledge.
  • December 14, 2019: Cocoa Christmas Bird Count. Contact Dee Fairbanks Simpson or David Simpson for details.
  • December 16, 2019: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count. Contact Ned Steel for details.
  • December 19, 2019: Zellwood - Mount Dora Christmas Bird Count. Contact Wes Biggs or Gallus Quigley for details.
  • January 4, 2019: South Brevard Christmas Bird Count. Contact Dee Fairbanks Simpson or David Simpson for details.