2017 Annual Burrowing Owl Festival

 15th Annual Burrowing Owl Festival

5505 Rose Garden Road
Cape Coral, FL 33914

February 25, 2017

Cape Coral is home to the largest known population of the Florida Burrowing Owl which is listed as a State of Florida threatened species. These pint sized birds burrow underground where they nest from early February through mid-July and are now the official city bird of Cape Coral.

Join us at this family fun filled event which celebrates the start of the Burrowing Owl nesting season and all of Cape Coral’s natural wildlife treasures.

Festival highlights include the Mote Marine Mobile Education Exhibit, environmental and wildlife organizations with educational exhibits and live animals, bus tours to local burrowing owl burrows, demonstrations on burrowing owl burrow maintenance and starter burrows. There will be on site speakers with wildlife presentations and live birds of prey. Enjoy a tour through the live interactive butterfly house and learn about their host and nectar plants. Artists, photographers and craft vendors of all things natural, native and wild will have lovely items for sale. Children will enjoy the free arts and crafts activities at the Children’s Creative Corner. Also on site will be music and food vendors, so plan to spend the day.

Admission is $5 donation for ages 16 and older with free parking. Event proceeds will go toward local wildlife protection, preservation and education.

If that isn’t enough, we have a special tour just for photographers.  This tour leaves early in the morning to catch that “first light”. On board will be an experienced photographer to give you tips on how to photograph these beautiful owls.  For more information visit our PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR page. Space is limited to reserve your spot today!

Photo by Karen DeNoto