Favorite Local Birding Venues

Bunche Beach Preserve

Red Knot
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Driving Directions: From I-75: Take exit 131 (Daniels Road) west to Summerlin Road.  Turn left onto Summerlin Road and follow it to John Morris Road.  Turn left onto John Morris Road and the parking lot is near the roads end

Bunche Beach Preserve is a premier local for for the enjoyment of shorebirds, terns, gulls and more. This is an important stop for shorebirds in migration to winter over or as a feeding stop on their way to locations as far away as South America. 

Sanibel Lighthouse

J N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

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(low tides best for visiting the wildlife drive)

Little Estero Lagoon

Six-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 

Barred Owl
Local venue favored for seeing Spring and especially Fall Migration of Neotropical birds, including warblers, thrushes, vireos,  cuckoos, grosbeaks, tanagers and orioles. 

Other specialized Florida species seen here may include Short-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kites, Rosette Spoonbills and Wood Storks.

Resident bird life included Tufted Titmice,  Carolina Wrens, Pileated Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, Barred Owls, Red-shouldered Hawks, Anhingas, Pine Warblers, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, White Ibis, Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night-herons and Green Herons.

Yellow Rat Snake
Other wildlife include American Alligators, Water Moccasins, Banded Water Snakes, Yellow Rat Snakes, Florida Vine Snakes, Brown and Green Anoles, Soft-shelled Turtles. River Otters, Raccoons, Gray Squirrels, Armadillos, Bobcats,


Harns Marsh Preserve - Lehigh Acres

Directions - From I-75, Exit 136, drive wast on Colonial/Lee Blvd (CR 884) to Lehigh Acres.
Turn left on Sunshine Blvd and drive north past Able Canal.
Just beyond the canal, the road curves and 31st St is on the left.
Turn left onto 31th St and make an immediate right onto Ruth St.
Drive north on Ruth St to 38th St
Turn left onto 38th and drive west to the dirt parking area at the end of the road.
There are no restrooms at the site

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Lakes Park

Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area

Brown-headed Nuthatch

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