Clapper Rails

  by Zach McKenna Have you ever been out on the water floating by a salt marsh estuary and hear a distinct clapping noise coming from in between the stems of cord grass? Once you hear this sound, you’ll always be able to identify it as the Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris).  This salt-water marsh hen […]

The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has been the National Emblem since 1782. Here in Florida, we are lucky to support the highest number of breeding pairs in the lower 48 states. However it hasn’t always been this way. In 1973 there were only 88 breeding pairs and they continued to remain on the Endangered Species […]

Sea Turtles in St. Augustine, Florida

   Sea Turtles in St. Augustine, Florida By Trish Elliott Zach McKenna and his naturalist guides at Ecotours of St. Augustine Florida offer many fascinating adventures, among them the opportunity to see a sea turtle “up close and personal”.   While visiting the ancient city of St. Augustine Florida, if you are coming from the […]

St Augustine Eco Tours

  St Augustine Eco Tours   The mission of St. Augustine Eco Tours is to educate and provide an opportunity for people to experience animals in their natural habitat. Dolphins (Tursiops truncates) are one of the animals we see on over 95% of our trips and are one of the reasons SAET came into existence. […]

Ecotours and Alligators

  Ecotours and Alligators By Trish Elliot   Zach McKenna, the owner and operator of St. Augustine Ecotours.com, strives to both support and expand the natural experience of witnessing nature.   Zach grew up in the marshes of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and worked as a naturalist and guide as a young man, which fueled […]

Ecotours and Alligators

  Ecotours and Alligators By Trish Elliot   Zach McKenna, the owner and operator of St. Augustine Ecotours.com, strives to both support and expand the natural experience of witnessing nature.   Zach grew up in the marshes of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and worked as a naturalist and guide as a young man, which fueled […]

The Snowy Egret and Great Egret of Florida

  The Snowy Egret and Great Egret of Florida By Trish Elliot Florida abounds with gorgeous, exotic birds, boasting of over 500 species, and is one of the most famous birdwatching destinations in the world. Some of the best sightings in Florida can be found in the St. Augustine area.   St. Augustine Ecotours have […]