Owls and Rails of Merritt Island NWR
February 5, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm$65.00
Meet at the north side of the Parrish Park Boat Ramp parking lot by the picnic pavilions. There are restrooms nearby at the east end of Parrish Park. There will be no restrooms available out on the Refuge dikes or trails.
Join Mitchell for an evening out in search of the denizens of the dark at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. We’ll search the marshes and hammocks for Great Horned, Screech, Barred and possibly Short-eared Owl. Before we begin our search for owls, we will spend some time along the marshes of Peacock’s Pocket listening for rails. In the past we’ve had good luck with four species of rails in these marshes, including Black Rail. So, if you are interested in nocturnal birds, just bring your sense of curiosity and a flashlight or two.