Birdwatch at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

When the temperatures drop during fall in Florida, it’s time to grab the binoculars and head to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. Just a few minutes to the south, this tropical oasis is one of the best things to do in Miami!

Birdwatch at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
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The grounds are 83 acres of one of the best botanical gardens in Florida, laden with palms, flowering trees, and the largest collection of bamboo on earth with 125 species.

The Bird Festival attracts birders from all over the state to get a glimpse at some rare breeds. Guests can walk down the “Warbler Zone” on the Kushian Bird Trail, where barn swallows, red-shouldered hawks, and ovenbirds have been sighted.

The paths and trails are filled with tropical garden flora, with more than 30 species of butterflies dancing about.

If you visit during the Bird Festival, one of the best festivals in Florida, you’ll find arts and crafts booths, activities for children, and many vendors selling plants that attract birds to take home! Guest speakers are also present to speak about findings within the birding community.