Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Birders Flock To Hendry For Festival

Big O Birding Festival At Port LaBelle This Week

LABELLE, FL. -- Sara Townsend and Margaret England talk informally about the 2013 Big O Birding Festival from the Port LaBelle Inn at LaBelle, Florida.

There are about 300 species of birds in the area including migratory birds in the winter and spring season. Hendry county has seven recognized birding trails, says Margaret England, of the Hendry-Glades Audubon.

This is the 12th year of the festival. Headquarters are at the Port LaBelle Inn where birders from around the nation meet for lectures and a meeting place for guided tours to birding areas in Southwest Florida and around Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the U.S.

The event started March 13th and will run through Saturday March 17.

(Video: Margaret England and Sara Townsend)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:37 PM

    We are so blessed to have so many birds in our area . They are interesting , beautiful , sing and eat BUGS ! Thanks for this piece.