Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable
Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »
Biscayne Birding Trail Certificate Program
To make birding more fun and challenging, the Tropical Audubon Society and Biscayne National Park have partnered together to offer a certificate-earning program for birders.
Full color lifetime achievement certificates will be awarded at four levels:
60: Royal Tern
90: Brown Booby
120: Mangrove Cuckoo
Kids 18 years and younger can earn a Junior Birder certificate for identifying at least 10 species observed within the park.
To keep birders coming back, the program also awards an annual achievement certificate for at least 50 native birds identified within the park within a calendar year. The 2013 annual achievement certificate features the Yellow-crowned Night Heron.
GUIDELINES FOR THE BISCAYNE BIRDING TRAIL
· As your number of observed species increases, you can turn in your new lists to earn higher level certificates.
Happy birding from your friends at Biscayne National Park and the Tropical Audubon Society.
For suggested birding locations, please visit our Biscayne Bird Trail Locations page.
Click here to see the complete list of bird species that have been documented in the park.
Need some pointers on how to make the most of your birding outing? Click here to learn about birding tips and ethics.
For information on accessing segments of the Biscayne Birding trail, click here.
Did You Know?
Biscayne National Park offers a FREE educational fishing clinic! Learn more about angling on Biscayne's aquamarine waters, refresh your fish ID skills, get updates on regulations and why they're important, and learn about choosing and maintaining tackle and gear from long-time local fishing guides. More...