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Are you craving to see the magic and beauty of Florida beach birds? There are many bird watching tours and locations near our St. Pete Beach Hotel. Come join us in St. Pete where you can get the birding vacation of your dreams.

Birding in St Petersburg Florida

Based on your desired activity level, there is something for everyone when going in search of Florida birds. Many parks have kayaking, boating, standup paddleboarding, walking trails, and more! The parks encompass several thousand acres, which leads to the protection of valuable habitats that we can benefit from. Florida bird watching in St Pete has been a growing trend recently for many tourists. Join in the fun and come spend some time with us at Inn on the Beach to see Florida beach birds in action.
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With so many amazing locations to choose from, bird watching in St Pete is a real treat. Check out the list below of locations on the Great Florida Birding Trail, for just a sample of the amazing places you can visit here.

Weedon Island Preserve: This 3,000-acre preserve is valuable habitat for animals and humans alike. If you are interested in beach-nesting birds, this is one of the few places you can see them during summer. Don’t miss out!

Fort De Soto Park: The Fort De Soto Park Bird Sanctuary project offers a protected area for observing over a 100 different bird species. You can find a variety of feathered friends including shorebirds, migratory birds, and birds of prey.

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: From islands to marshes and woodlands, this nature preserve is bursting with activity and wildlife. You can do everything from walking to tram tours on this Great Florida Birding Trail destination!

Sawgrass Lake Park: Home to one of the largest maple swamps, bird watching is a given during spring and fall when thousands of migratory birds come to visit.

Shell Key Preserve: An iconic destination for anyone visiting St Pete, Shell Key Preserve is brimming with exciting things to do and wonderful birds to see. Take a scenic boat ride to islands where you can see shorebird nesting at this bird watching hotspot.

With over 400 species of birds calling St. Pete and the surrounding area their home, bird watching can be truly spectacular. You can witness everything from the snowy egret to the great blue heron while visiting us here in at Inn on the Beach. Due to the variety and amount of natural preserves, you can go on many bird watching tours and day trips with guided experts.

Travel Tip

Make sure to keep up to date with the parks and preserves when choosing which time of year you are planning your trip. There are a variety of migratory birds that are only seen at specific times of the year. Get the most out of your trip by coming during fall and winter. You can escape the cold of your hometown and bask in the majesty of birding, just like the birds! Don’t worry if you can only make it in summer … that is the perfect time to see our wonderful beach-nesting birds.


Located on the top floor of the Inn, the Magnolia is our “Honeymoon Suite” with Gulf and sunset views. This prime one-bedroom suite features the very best of the Inn with a king bedroom, bathroom with over-sized shower, living and dining area, fully sized kitchen, and private balcony.



Located on the top floor of the Inn, the Gulfstream comes complete with a king bed, cathedral ceiling, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and wraparound balcony with Gulf and sunset views.

The Sea Loft

The Sea Loft

The Sea Loft is a second floor open plan apartment with a queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, living/dining area, sun porch, and balcony. The unit has cathedral ceilings giving it a spacious feel, and there are lots of windows providing stunning natural light. It's a peaceful, romantic escape just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Cottage

Next door to the Inn, this tranquil oasis has a large bedroom with a king bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. The living room is complete with seating area, cable television and a DVD player. The bathroom has a large shower. The outdoor deck has plenty of seating and a gas grill - perfect for outdoor suppers.

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