Field Trip: February 20, 2021 - Saturday
J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park - Pasco County

Hernando Audubon Society
Established 1959

Field Trip Guidelines
Fields trips are open to everyone interested in birding. Non-members are welcome.

To participate, contact the trip leader to make a reservation and to confirm time and meeting place.
We observe social distancing and masks are required.
The number of participants is limited so please reserve your spot.

Grassy Lake as seen from the West Pasco Audubon bird blind.             
After entering the park, in about 0.5 mile you will pass the Information Kiosk on the right and then the road bends to the right. Proceed to the first dirt road on the right (look for the directional sign pictured alongside). Turn right onto the dirt road. It dead-ends at the corral parking area.
For reservations please contact the trip leader:
or call 352-540-9746

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
10500 Wilderness Park Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655

Meet in the corral parking area at 8 a.m.

Birding trail
Cypress swamp
Snowy Egret
What we might see

Herons, ducks and other water birds can be seen from the Audubon bird blind.
Hawks or an eagle might fly overhead. In the woods, expect passerines, and the hammering of woodpeckers will be heard. Specialities recorded in J.B. Starkey include Northern Bobwhite, Bachman's Sparrow, and Brown-headed Nuthatch.
This regional park covers over 8,300 acres of land and is a cooperative venture between the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Pasco County Parks and Recreation. The park consists of a kiosk, open space, camping area, horse corral and equestrian trail, nature and multi-purpose trails, day use area, shelters and pavilions, playgrounds, horseshoe and volleyball courts. The birding trail was designated by the Audubon Society and 177 species of birds have been viewed.

(Exerpted from the park's official site.)
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