There will be excellent bird watching opportunities during this ranger guided tour. Well over one hundred species of birds have been observed in the park and surrounding waters. The hammock forest is active during the spring (April-May) and fall (Sept.-Oct.) migration when many species of songbirds, including the colorful wood warblers, move along the Atlantic Flyway. The bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and northern harrier are seasonal inhabitants of the Matanzas river basin (fall and winter months are best for birds-of-prey) and a variety of wading birds, including egrets, herons, wood stork and white ibis, feed in tidal creeks and marshes.
To carpool or caravan meet at JoAnn's Fabric Store parking area in Seminole Towne Plaza BEFORE 8:00 AM, to leave by 8:00 AM sharp, or meet at the Park parking area by 9:00 AM.
Price $5.00/ car.
Questions call Sarah Donlan [masked]
The park includes 425 acres of beach, low dunes, coastal scrub, tidal marshes, 20 acres of formal gardens, and hammock forest including the huge and beautiful canopy live oaks for which it is named. Expect to be inspired and see a lot of birds. Bring water, bug & sun dope, sun glasses, compass, binoc's, camera, some snacks, comfy shoes & Surf-Mocs (if you have), and your trusty bird book. Please register to be in our group