Bioblitz St. Lucie County’s Avian Wonders with the Library Bird Watching Backpacks

Birding Backpacks
Two bird watching backpacks have been donated to the Kilmer Branch Library in downtown Fort Pierce. Photo credits: K. Gioeli, UF/IFAS

Thanks to generous donations from the community, the St. Lucie County Library System now has Bird Watching Backpacks available for public use.  These backpacks include binoculars (used but in great shape), lens cleaning kits, and Florida bird checklists.  The library generously contributed Peterson’s Field Guide to Birds for the Bird Watching Backpacks.  Users can also bioblitz their bird sightings along the downtown Fort Pierce Waterfront by reporting observations on iNaturalist HERE.  Personal cellphones will be needed to bioblitz these observations.

These backpacks are available for Library patron’s use through their check out system.  You can now find information about the birding kits in their card catalog HERE.  This project was developed in collaboration with the UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, St. Lucie County Library System, St. Lucie County Audubon, and Ecological Associates Inc.

Learn more about the development of these Bird Watching Backpacks on our blog.




An Equal Opportunity Institution. UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Andra Johnson, Dean and Director. Single copies of UF/IFAS Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county UF/IFAS Extension offices.


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Posted: April 2, 2024


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