For something unique to Florida, but one that few know about you can visit the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. The Audubon Society is famous for its effort to educate the public on birds and to also work towards preserving their environment. The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey gives visitors a rare opportunity to see the kinds of birds that are being protected. Many of these birds exist in the Florida every day environment but are difficult to spot unless you come to the Audubon Society. While the center keeps birds that are being rehabilitated out of sight from visitors, you can still see birds that are not being sent back into the wild. You can see hawks, falcons, owls, bald eagles and other animals not easy seen in the city centers of Florida. The center is based in a natural environment surrounded by trees and a beautiful lake view. Visitors can walk through the sites in as little as ten minutes or as long as 2 hours, depending on how much time you want to spend.
One key tip is to call ahead of time to find out if any volunteers will be available that day to offer tours of the property and to offer details on each of the bird residents that the public gets to see. The center also hosts many special programs and events.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. , 7 days a week
It’s more of a donation, but plan to spend $3 to $4 a person.
1101 Audubon Way Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 644-0190