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The North Shore Birding Festival, Dec. 3-7, 2020, welcomes birders wanting to add to their life lists and highlights the St. Johns River Water Management District’s 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, Florida’s top eBird hotspot. There are 42 field trips over 4 days, limited to 10 participants per trip with built-in COVID-19 precautions. Trips allow driving into parts of the North Shore otherwise inaccessible except on foot or bicycle, while other trips explore other areas of Central Florida in search of local specialty birds. There are three Sunrise Photography and Birding trips, and this year two owl and Whip-poor-wills walks, as well as a star walk at Wekiwa Springs State Park. Each trip has a charge of $10-70, which supports Orange Audubon Society’s nature and environmental center fund or related educational programs. There is no additional festival registration fee. Visit https://www.orangeaudubonfl.org/festival/ to see details and register. If you have any questions, email [email protected] or call (407) 637-2525.