Bird watching is a popular pastimes - It's inexpensive, healthy and utterly captivating!
The first time one sees a pileated woodpecker can be breathtaking – its size, shape and brilliant red head – a true Woody Woodpecker! The flash of a bluebird leaves one searching for its landing spot for a closer look at its bright blue body and rusty chest. Trekking on Thursdays finds weekly groups of eager birders assembling at 9 a.m. or earlier to glimpse the Park's feathered visitors.
The weekly bird walks runs through May 30, 2019. Led by birding enthusiast Gail King or naturalist Dee Bolton, identifications of bird species and their calls can sometimes be quite easy or offer a challenge, leaving one to page through a birding book. Birders often bring a notebook to record their sightings or add to their Life list. The park surroundings are old Florida at its finest and the treks along the trails are easy-going and not difficult. Some trails are paved, if one has ability issues.
Bring a pair of binoculars (extra binoculars are available), some closed-toed shoes and a bit of patience, as spring birds can be elusive.