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The NORTH SHORE BIRDING FESTIVAL on Lake Apopka in Central Florida, December 2–6, 2021, highlights the St. Johns River Water Management District’s 20,00-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, Florida’s top eBird hotspot. At this sixth annual festival, organized by Orange Audubon Society, field trips over 5 days will have built-in COVID-19 precautions. The Lake Apopka North Shore is the top eBIrd hotspot in Florida. At this festival, participants drive into parts of the North Shore otherwise inaccessible except on foot or bicycle and explore other areas of Central Florida in search of local specialty birds. Among the offerings are Sunrise Photography and Birding trips, Owl and Whip-poor-wills walks, as well as a star walk at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Each trip has a charge of $10-80, with no additional festival registration fee. Proceeds support Orange Audubon Society’s nature and environmental center fund or related educational programs. College students can register for half price, and there are college student travel reimbursement scholarships available. Visit to see details and to register. Facebook page is, If you have any questions, email or call (407) 637-2525.

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