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While urban and suburban backyards in South Florida often attract cardinals, blue jays, mockingbirds, and other common birds that reside here year-round, they can also provide essential stopover habitat for a wide variety of warblers, buntings, tanagers, orioles and other colorful birds that pass through our area during their annual migration to their wintering grounds in fall and back to their breeding grounds in spring. In this presentation, Tropical Audubon Society’s Brian Rapoza will introduce you to the incredible diversity of birds that use South Florida’s backyard habitat and will help you to identify ways to turn your own backyard into a bird sanctuary.
Brian Rapoza has served as Tropical Audubon Society Field Trip Coordinator since joining the TAS Board of Directors in 2001. In this role, he leads birding field trips throughout Florida, the U.S. and the Neotropics. Brian is the author of Birding Florida, a bird-finding guide to more than 200 locations throughout the state. Since 2001, he has also served as the Christmas Bird Count compiler for both Miami and Coot Bay/Everglades National Park. Until his retirement in 2018, Brian was an environmental science teacher, outreach specialist and internship coordinator at MAST Academy on Virginia Key.