Field Trip: February 9, 2021 - Tuesday
Orlando Wetlands Park - Christmas

Hernando Audubon

Hernando Audubon Society
Established 1959

Purple Gallinule (imm.)
Trip leader: Eileen Riccio
Cell: 321-324-5579

Participation is limited. You must contact the leader to make a reservation for this trip.

We follow CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines. Masks are required and we observe social distancing.

Meet at 1 p.m. at Orlando Wetlands parking lot at 25155 Wheeler Road in Christmas. Come early and bring your lunch if you wish. There are picnic tables at the park.

This is a man-made wetland designed for wildlife and for purifying the water as it slowly makes its way to the St. Johns River.

We will walk mostly on open berms for about two miles. Roseate Spoonbills, Purple Gallinules, and a variety of ducks and wading birds are regulars here. We might even see Black-necked Stilts, bitterns, rails or night-herons - almost anything is possible.

We finish around 5 p.m. If you plan to stay for the trip to Merritt Island the following day, there are several motels available at the intersection of State Road 50 and I-95.

Field Trip Guidelines
Fields trips are open to everyone interested in birding. Non-members are welcome.
To participate, contact the trip leader
to confirm time and meeting place.
We suggest comfortable clothing, insect repellent, suncreen, and water or other suitable beverages.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Blue-headed Vireo
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Orlando Wetlands Park
25115 Wheeler Road
Christmas, FL
Park phone: (407) 568-1706

Directions to Orlando Wetlands Park:

Take State Road 50 east to the town of Christmas. Turn left (North) onto Fort Christmas Road (CR 420) and travel 2.3 miles. Wheeler Road (a dirt road) leads off to right - turn right (east) and travel 1.5 miles. Parking will be on the left.
Roseate Spoonbills - Just hanging out.
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