ABOUT US

The Friends of Fort Cooper are a not-for-profit Citizen Support Organization (CSO) that was established in 1989 and consists of volunteers from our community and from various walks of life.  

CONTACT US

3100 Old Floral City Road

Inverness, FL 34450

352.726.0315

Email: info.friendsoffortcooper@gmail.com

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© 2017 THE FRIENDS OF FORT COOPER STATE PARK

BIRDING WITH A NATURALIST

Join us for a naturalist-guided bird walk and learn about our feathered friends at Fort Cooper State Park. The walk will provide an opportunity to observe a variety of birds in diverse habitats. Program will be held the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until about May.   Participants will meet down by the lake and begin their birding experience scoping out the shoreline and open water of Lake Holathlikaha and venture to other parts of the park in search of the variety of birds that call the park home.

Led by naturalist and member of the National Audubon Society, Dee Bolton. Ms. Bolton served eight years as a professional guide in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, leading bird walks, birding paddles, pontoon boat tours, discussing the area's history and wildlife, and leading history walks. As a resident camp volunteer she served at the following parks: Salton Sea State Park, California:  Led bird walks and kayak tours and worked in the visitors' center. Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona:  Led bird walks and pontoon boat tours while discussing the area's history and its birds and wildlife. Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Key Largo:  Office work and conducted bird surveys for the development of a refuge bird checklist. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina:  Led bird walks and talks and worked in the visitors' center. Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota:  In period costume, demonstrated the history and daily life of the fur traders and Ojibwe Indians. Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge:  Assisted with bird surveys by boat in King's Bay and on Egmont Key, worked in the visitor center, interpreted on the boardwalk at Three Sisters, and led bird and wetland tours at Three Sisters Springs. She currently serves as a volunteer at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge:  compiling a checklist of the birds at Three Sisters Springs, leading bird walks, and interpreting on the boardwalk. Please dress for the weather with comfortable walking shoes. Bring water, binoculars and a field guide, if you have one.