Trekking On Thursdays - Bird Walk

Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
Fort Cooper State Park

3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.
Inverness FL 34450


Parking Lot #2


Entrance to the park is $3 per vehicle (up to 8 people), payable at the front gate. Cash only, please.


Bird watching is a popular pastime - It's inexpensive, healthy and utterly captivating!

The first time you see a pileated woodpecker can be breathtaking – its size, shape and brilliant red head inspire a passion for more. The flash of a bluebird can leave you 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 hoping to glimpse the park's feathered visitors.

The weekly bird walks begin October 10 and run through April 30, 2020 (no program on Thanksgiving, November 28). Led by birding enthusiast Gail King or naturalist Dee Bolton, participants will attempt to identify bird species and their calls. This can sometimes be quite easy or offer a challenge, leaving you 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 Florida at its finest and the treks along the trails are easy-going and not difficult. Some trails are paved.

  • Bring a pair of binoculars (extra binoculars are available), closed-toed shoes and a bit of patience, as birds can be elusive.

Participation Requirements