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Sep 23 2023


8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall Migration Mania

Migration Mania LogoFlock to the historic Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden to witness the natural wonders of the annual fall migration. It’s time for our annual Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania Birding and Wildlife Adventure.  For the 15th year, learn as you enjoy guided tours at one of the most iconic bird and butterfly hotspots in the Lower Keys.

The two-day event is 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24.

Join the flock and explore the natural wonder of the annual bird and butterfly migration inside the tropical forest with local experts. Or simply explore the beauty and morning peacefulness in Garden during the Early Bird Walk, a self-guided tour for you and your family or friends.

Covid-19 policies: Face coverings are optional. We encourage your to respect others’ personal space.




SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 2023

At the historic Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Key West, FL
Registration at the door or online below. You may also complete advanced registration by calling (305) 296-1501 or by emailing Misha McRAE at mmcrae@keywest.garden.

7:30 AM         Early Bird Access: $10. No reservations required. Early admission for self-discovery

8 AM               Birds in the Forest – Enjoy a guided bird ID sighting tour with bird expert Dr. Mark Whiteside, Florida Department of Health, avid environmentalist and life-long wildlife enthusiast and expert, and find the possible 213 species (Ebird.org) that this Garden is home to or stopover in its hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.  $10; reservations requested.  Current KWBGS members Free

9: AM             Butterflies of the Keys – Enjoy a guided butterfly ID sighting tour with University of Florida’s UF/FWC Butterfly Technician Taylor Hunt. $10; reservations requested. Current KWBGS members Free.

Sunday SEPT. 24, 2023
7:30 AM         Early Bird Access:  $10. No reservations required; early admission for self-discovery

Enjoy a self-guided walk at both locations, free with a paid tour 10AM – 4 PM both days.



5210 College Road, Key West, FL, USA

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

2023 Migration Mania Tours

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Early Bird Walk (self-guided)
$10 Includes Garden admission for both days. Wander at your leisure on Saturday or Sunday or both!
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Guided Birding Tour (Saturday only)
$10 Saturday only. Explore the natural wonder of the annual bird migration inside the tropical forest. Includes Garden admission for both days.
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Guided Butterfly Tour (Saturday only)
$10 Saturday only. Discover and identify the butterflies of the Florida Keys. Includes Garden admission for both days.


Misha McRAE


Misha McRAE
(305) 296-1504