Shiloh’s Sharptails, Marshbirds and More
February 5, 2022 @ 6:15 am - 11:00 am$65.00
Meet at the Circle K, 6004 US Highway 1, Mims, FL. Use the restroom there if necessary because there are no restrooms available for the remainder of the morning
This trip begins in the marshes where Turnbull Creek drains into the northern end of the Indian River Lagoon. There we will look for both Nelson’s and Saltmarsh Sparrows, Sedge Wrens and Clapper Rails. Short-eared Owls are seen here occasionally as well. After ample time in the marsh we’ll walk east along the dike system that skirts the edge of Shiloh’s extensive marshes and impoundments looking for ducks, shorebirds and waders. This is an area of rich estuaries and ponds that teem with wildlife. Bring Muck Boots or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet for the sparrow search. You can change your shoes before starting on the walk, which will be 3-4 four miles long.