Birding Hotspots

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Top 15 Martin County Birding Hotspots

Listed by most number of species seen at each location.

1. Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound
16540 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound FL  33455    772-546-2771; plan ahead

2. Lakeside Ranch STA at Lake Okeechobee
Site off SR441 at Lake Okeechobee
Reservations required.  Contact: Audubon of Martin County 772-288-2637

3.  DuPuis Management Area
23500 SW Kanner Hwy, Canal Point, FL  33438    561-924-5310   
Owned by South Florida Water Management District; plan ahead

4. Possum Long Nature Center
621 SE Palm Beach Road, Stuart, FL  34994

5. Okeechobee Ridge Trail / Port Mayaca Locks & Park    
Intersection of Rt 441 & Kanner Highway, at Lake Okeechobee

6. Savannas Preserve State Park / Hawk’s Bluff Trail in Martin & St. Lucie counties
Education Center, 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St. Lucie FL   772-398-2779

7. Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area – Fox Brown Road & Hiking Trail

8. Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

9.    Sandsprit Park
3443 SE St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart FL  34997

10. Halpatiokee Regional Park
8303 SW Lost River Road, Stuart 34997 (off I-95 at Kanner Hwy)

11. Bird Island Critical Wildlife Area (limited access -- via pontoon boat/kayak tour)
Reservations required.

12. Phipps Park / St. Lucie Locks, Tropical Farms
2175 SW Locks Road, Stuart FL 34997

13. All Hutchinson Island Beaches
Especially Bathtub Reef Beach -- riverside, 1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Jensen Beach FL  34957 -- Marriott Hotel, from road to public dune & beaches, 555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart FL 34996

14. Indian Riverside Park - 1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach 34957

15. Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge -Sand Pine Scrub Nature Trail & Beachside 13640 U.S. Highway 1, Hobe Sound, FL 33475-0645  (772) 546-6141  Call ahead


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Birds & Butterflies Children's Workshop Saturday, Jan 19

Fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy the Possum Long Nature Center while you and your kids learn about local birds and butterflies.

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