Cape Coral is home to the largest known population of the Florida Burrowing Owl, which is a species of special concern. These pint size birds burrow underground where they nest from early February through mid-July and are now the official city bird of Cape Coral. Please 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.
A partial listing of festival highlights include 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. Also on site will be music and food vendors so plan to spend the day.
Special Announcement: The Burrowing Owl Festival is pleased to offer a “first come first serve” photographers’ bus tour before the Burrowing Owl Festival. A small air conditioned bus with knowledgeable guides will take you to photograph our World Famous Burrowing Owls and other unique wildlife in Cape Coral. The tour starts from Rotary Park at 7:30 AM (meeting time 7:15) and returns around 10:00 AM. It is limited to 15 people and the cost is $25.00 per person.You must pre-register and pre-pay as soon as possible since space is limited. Call 239-980-2593 or go to www.ccfriendsofwildlife.org.