Birds of Mizell-Johnson

A view of a bird walking along the shore.

Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park is a treasured spot for bird watchers. Native and migratory species abound throughout the park all year long. The park is part of the migratory flight path for many species and is an ideal site for these transients to stop, rest and feed before resuming their long journey.

Pelicans at Mizell-Johnson

Along the shoreline, pelicans, terns, gulls, ruddy turnstones and sanderlings are common sights for bird-watchers. Meanwhile, warblers, sparrows, pigeons, doves and black birds may be seen darting thru the tropical hardwood hammock. Herons, egrets, skimmers, ibises and storks are easily seen feeding in the tidal creek. Ospreys can also be spotted in the park, flying high above the water and using their keen eye-sight to search for fish.

Birds at Mizell-Johnson

Whether a beginner or a pro, bird-watchers will not be disappointed by the wide variety of bird species that can be seen in the park.

Be sure to bring your binoculars when you come to visit, and wear plenty of sunscreen!