Ocala Area

Silver Springs, Florida

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This chapter on the birding areas around the Ocala area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area, Sawgrass Island Preserve, Silver River State Park, Ocala National Forest, Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area and Alexander Springs Recreation Area. The specialty birds in this birding area include: Black-bellied Whistling- Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck, Wood Stork, Bald Eagle, Purple Gallinule, Limpkin, Sandhill Crane, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Florida Scrub-Jay, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman’s Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, Least Bittern, Swallow-tailed Kite, Short-tailed Hawk, Chuck-will’s-widow, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Prothonotary Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, American Woodcock, Henslow’s Sparrow and Painted Bunting.
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Birding Florida

by Brian Rapoza (Falcon Guides)

This chapter on the birding areas around the Ocala area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area, Sawgrass Island Preserve, Silver River State Park, Ocala National Forest, Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area and Alexander Springs Recreation Area.

The specialty birds in this birding area include: Black-bellied Whistling- Duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck, Wood Stork, Bald Eagle, Purple Gallinule, Limpkin, Sandhill Crane, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Florida Scrub-Jay, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman’s Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, Least Bittern, Swallow-tailed Kite, Short-tailed Hawk, Chuck-will’s-widow, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Prothonotary Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, American Woodcock, Henslow’s Sparrow and Painted Bunting.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Silver Springs
Distance: 0
Best Times: October through May.
Local Contacts: Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area, Sawgrass Island Preserve, Silver River State Park, Ocala National Forest, Pittman Visitor Center, Salt Springs Visitor Center, Caravelle Wildlife Management Area.
Driving Directions: Directions to Ocala Area

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