Central Florida Specialties
February 4, 2022 @ 5:00 am - 4:00 pm$120.00
Meet in front of the Convention Center Building at the Radisson Resort at the Port to board the bus.
Includes box lunch. Restroom stops will be made at porta-potties along the way.
A pre-dawn start at Three Lakes WMA will target Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Bachman’s Sparrows, Brown-headed Nuthatches, Pine Warblers and Eastern Bluebirds. Next stop is Lake Marian Marina to look for Limpkins, night-herons and Bonaparte’s Gulls. Next destination is Joe Overstreet Road to search for Red-headed Woodpeckers. Along the road Eastern Meadowlarks, Savannah Sparrows, Sandhill Cranes, Wild Turkeys, American Kestrels and other raptors may be seen. Crested Caracaras and Bald Eagles nest in this area. At Joe Overstreet Landing on Lake Kissimmee we’ll look for Snail Kites, Limpkins and Purple Gallinules in addition to the usual wading birds and inland gulls and terns. At Chapman’s Double C Bar Ranch large flocks of Sandhill Cranes are often found. Last stop will be at the Cruickshank Sanctuary in Rockledge for Florida’s only endemic bird, the Florida Scrub-Jay.