Monday, 25. January 2021, CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails, Birding with the Master Session 1 - Dr. Bernie Master

from 25. January 2021 - 13:00 till 16:00

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails
United StatesBonita Springs1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W
Event description
Come take a stroll to learn about birds at Bird Rookery Swamp with the master - Dr. Bernie Master.

About this Event

Birding with the Master Session 1 

January 25, 2020- 8am (registration is required) 


Come take a stroll to learn about birds at Bird Rookery Swamp with the master - Dr. Bernie Master. 

During this hike, you will learn the common birds - winter residents and CREW nesters as well as what birds are using this valuable habitat and why. We have a great chance to see early songbird migrants as they pass through on their way north to their breeding grounds. Many will be singing and we will learn their songs and how songs are used in population counts. 

An internationally recognized conservationist, Dr. Bernie Master has a Birding Life List that includes over three-quarters of the world’s bird species, in excess of 8,300 birds in 126 countries and all 7 continents. He is the first American to see a representative of every bird family in the world.  He was honored by HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands for his contribution to conservation.  A previously unrecorded songbird in Colombia, Vireo masteri, the Choco Vireo, is named for his family and the discovery published in IBIS, October 1996.

Quick Tip: Become a CREW Member and get a discount on your ticket TODAY. Non-members may join CREW and become eligible to take advantage of the member discount for all workshops by going to  or by calling 239-657-2253. Registration for CREW Trust members begins 9/1/2020 at 12 a.m.; non-member registration begins 9/9/2020.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing. Bring water to drink. Sunscreen and a hat are advisable. Cameras and binoculars are optional. 

Cancellations or modifications may occur due to inclement weather, such as thunderstorms or COVID-19 restrictions. 

Limited to 8 hikers. Only service animals allowed. 

If you cannot attend the hike, please use your registration receipt (emailed upon purchase from eventbrite) to request a cancellation at least 24 hours before the walk is scheduled.

Donations to the CREW Trust are greatly appreciated on the day of the hike or online at

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please follow these recommendations from the CDC:

Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well, and what to do if you’re sick or feel ill.

Using social distancing to maintain a distance of 6 feet between others in all areas of the park.

Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of the elbow.

Soap and water are not available on the CREW trials, instead bring hand sanitizer to use that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub hands together until dry.

Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Using cloth **** coverings as feasible. **** coverings are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Cloth **** coverings should not be placed on:

  • Anyone who has trouble breathing
  • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth **** covering without assistance



What are the parking/facilities like at the trails?

There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead. There is one portable restroom at the trailhead.

Is this hike kid-friendly?

This hike is for guests 18 years and older in order to provide the best environment for birding.

Can I bring my dog?

This is not a pet-friendly event. Please contact our office if you have a service dog and wish to attend this program so we can work with you.

What are the trails like?

The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails with some boardwalk structures over wet areas. Expect seasonally wet/muddy places on the trails during the rainy season (July - November). 

What should I bring for this hike? Water and binoculars. Bird guides and notebooks are optional.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page or call us at 239-657-2253.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.

Birding with the Master Session 1 - Dr. Bernie Master, CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails event

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