2014 Photographer PassClick here for Bird Rookery Updates
From January 30th through June 15th, photographers and birding enthusiasts can enter the park at 7:30 am Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and stay until dusk on every Saturday. The famous Gatorland Bird Rookery was created in 1991 as an alligator breeding marsh. This unique habitat has grown into one of the largest and most accessible wading bird rookeries in Florida. Today, this area provides protected nesting, foraging, and roosting area to over 20 different species of birds, many of which are listed as Endangered or Species of Special Concern. Gatorland's boardwalks provide birders and photographers with close access to these incredible birds, allowing people to safely observe them and capture stunning photographs.
**Must meet at the South Gate for Early Entry between 7:30-8am.**
View Map of Photography Area
View 2014 Birding Guidelines
View Rookery Updates Blog
To accommodate your individual opportunities to visit the park, Gatorland is offering a variety of passes, each package follows the guidelines above. All of these passes are also available for cash purchase at time of entry:
2014 Annual Photo Pass ($99.99): This pass provides daily admission to Gatorland for a full year from the date of purchase. Annual Photo Pass holders also get: Unlimited early entry Thursday through Sunday and Late Stay on Saturday from January 30th through June 15, 2014. Click Here to Purchase Pass.
2014 Annual Senior Photo Pass ($79.99): For our visitors that are 55+ years of age. All the same privileges of the Annual Photo Pass, but at a 20% savings. Not available for online purchase.
2014 Saturday Photo Pass with Late Access ($29.99): This pass provides a one-day admission with early admission at 7:30 am and Late Stay until dusk on Saturday, only redeemable on Saturdays. Click Here to Purchase Pass
2014 Single Day Photo Pass ($19.99): This pass provides a one-day admission with early admission at 7:30 am Thursday through Sunday. This does not include any late access. Click Here to Purchase Pass.
2014 Early Access ($10.00): For just $10.00, visitors can upgrade their single day ticket and enter the park at 7:30 am Thursday through Sunday. This does not include any late access. This upgrade can also be used by those guests with a Gatorland Annual Pass. Not available for online purchase.
2014 Late Access ($10.00): For just $10.00, visitors can upgrade their single day ticket and enter the park no later than 30 minutes prior to park close, to stay late until dusk on Saturday, only available on Saturdays. This upgrade can also be used by those guests with a Gatorland Annual Pass. Not available for online purchase.
Questions? Please call our bird line: (407) 856-3259