Birdwatching Areas in St. Lucie County, Florida

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Birdwatching Areas in St. Lucie County, Florida

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IMPORTANT: The above map and information below are taken from an map produced many years ago by St. Lucie Audubon, with help from the St. Lucie County Cultural Affairs Council and St. Lucie County Tourist Deveopment Council. Some of the material will be outdated, and as this is discovered, we will correct it. Symbols are explained below. If you discover any inaccurate information, please notify the webmaster.

North Hutchinson Island
1 Jack Island, A1A, 2 miles N of inlet NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE DUE TO CONDEMNED BRIDGE 3 Pepper Park, North A1A
2 Kings Island, enter from Jack Island NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE DUE TO CONDEMNED BRIDGE 4 Fort Pierce Inlet State Recreation Area, 905 Shorewinds Dr, east of A1A
South  Hutchinson Island
5 Fort Pierce Jetty Park, Jetty 8 Vitolo Property, 2.4 miles south of inlet on A1A. Mosquito Control impoundments, can be good during migration. Park car outside gate and walk through.
6 St. Lucie County Public Beaches, ten public ocean beaches, Kimberly Bergalis Park and South Beach have handicapped-accessible boardwalks.

(some) 9 FPL Turtle Beach Nature Trail, sign in at Energy Encounter on Ocean Drive at Florida Power and Light nuclear plant.
7 Bear Point Sanctuary, S A1A, 2 miles south of inlet 10 Fort Pierce Inlet Park. North sid of Seaway Drive, extending 0.4 miles from South Bridge (offshore sandbars at low tide).
City of Fort Pierce
11 Melody Lane Riverwalk. Downtown along Indian River Lagoon, behind main branch of library. Some areas wheelchair accessible   17 Savanna Road, 0.6 mile east of U.S. 1. Walk north between dunes for Florida Scrub Jay (may no longer be open)
12 Lakewood Park. Located northwest of Fort Pierce. Many lakes are scattered throughout neighborhoods, which can be productive for waterfowl and wading birds. 18 Savannas State Preserve. (See below in Port St. Lucie)
13 Industrial 33rd Street and Industrial Avenue 3. Florida Scrub Jays in scrub on west side of roadway. 19 Savannas County Park, 1400 Midway Road. Live oaks along entrance good for migrants. Snail Kite possible in park
14 Taylor Dairy Road. Screech Owls possible. 2 miles north of St. Lucie Boulevard 20 Palm Lake, Seagrape Drive and Palm Drive in Indian River Estates.
15 Indrio Savannas. Lake Dike Trail, uplands west of lake, Florida scrub jays in scrub. 21 White City Park, Midway Road, west of U.S. 1 at North Fork of St. Lucie River.
16 Hills Court. East of U.S. 1 between Southern Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. Rainwater pond that attracts wading birds and ducks. Best in winter
City of Port St. Lucie
18 Savannas Preserve State Park 9551 Gumbo Limbo Lane. From South Indian River Drive, turn west on River Drive 0.4 miles south of Walton Road. (May not be open to public without appointment) However, the new  Environmental Education Center is located approximately 2 miles east of US 1 on Walton Road in Port St. Lucie. (Center) 29 Halipatiokee Preserve, west side of U.S. 1 just north of Village green Drive
22 Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 St. James Drive. Operated by St. Lucie County. Boardwalk, trails, observation tower, exhibits. Building and some sites wheelchair accessible

30 Blackwell Ponds. City retention ponds near pump station on East Blackwell. Park off driveway on grass and walk to left, following "Fishing Permitted" signs. Must return on same route. (may no longer be possible)
23 Spruce Bluff, off Southbend Boulevard, Eagle to Peru to Dar Lane. Trails 31 Torino Parkway. Detention ponds create habitat for wadding birds. Check for owls early in day.
24 Bay St. Lucie Drive. Off East Snow Road, public road to gate   32 Glades Cutoff Road (CR 709).  Nos. 32, 33, 34 combine for an interesting loop from SR 70.
25 Morningside Pond. Morningside Boulevard and Marisa Street (park vehicle on Marisa) 33 C-24 Road, wading birds along canal, migrants on south side of road.
26 Sandhill Crane Park, part of Savannas Reserve, Walton Road, east of Lennard 34 Carlton Road (CR 612. Caracara and other raptors seen frequently. Bald Eagle occasionally.
27 Rotary Park. City of Port St. Lucie, Tiffany Avenue (east of U.S. 1) 35 Header Canal Road &SR70. Snail kites possible, wading birds along canal.
28 Veteran's Memorial Park (Rivergate)., Veteran's Memorial Parkway (Midport Road), north of Port St. Lucie Boulevard

36 Pinelands. Park at entrance, walk dikes and loop trails and observation tower.

Beach Scrub Waterway Savanna Oak hammock Lake or pond Pine woods Roadside Prairie Mangrove marsh
Beach Scrub Waterway Savanna Oak Hammock Lake, pond Pine woods Roadside Prairie Mangrove marsh Wheelchair


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