Birds are not the only ones flocking to Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands – the people who love to observe them are discovering the expansive outdoor offerings and the amazing array of avian residents of this section of Southwest Florida. Located along the Florida Gulf Coast portion of the North American Migratory Flyway with seven sites listed on the Great Florida Birding Trail (www.FloridaBirdingTrail.com), Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands offers abundant migratory and year-round birding. Traipse along deserted beaches, traverse walking and driving trails, paddle or cruise along mangrove-shaded rivers, or join in organized outings led by the local chapter of the Audubon Society.
About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast
Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.