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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 […]

July 22, 2013 This Week in St Augustine

         July 22, 2013 Monday – Sunday: July 22 – 28 Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting.  The exhibition is […]

The Fiddler Crab

                  The Fiddler Crab                   By Trish Elliott                                                              Zach McKenna, 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. […]

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 […]

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 NFL Continues to Surprise in 2012 as a Dolphin Goes Belly-Up!

  The NFL Continues to Surprise in 2012 as a Dolphin Goes Belly-Up!   “A Dolphin Drowns” is not exactly a fact or headline that any of us have ever read before. Yes, we’ve heard about those massive Great Whites that can rip apart a dolphin on a bad day, but a Titan from Tennessee? […]

Eco Tours: A Monumental Company Offering Unforgettable Experiences!

Eco Tours: A Monumental Company Offering Unforgettable Experiences!   Zach McKenna is living the dream. The only difference however, between this gentlemen and a lot of others out there, is that he strives every day to share his dream with others.   Down in the beautiful world of St Augustine, Florida – which is truly […]

America’s Most Ancient City Celebrates Easter Weekend

Friday: April 6 Whale and Dolphin Lecture Join Naturalists Zach McKenna and Angie Golubovich, along with environmental Filmmaker & Author Hardy Jones for an exciting talk about whales and dolphins, efforts to learn more about local cetaceans, and ways that the fate of marine mammals and humans are intertwined. Attendees are encouraged to bring a […]