Ocala Area

Silver Springs, Florida 34488

Ocala Area

Ocala Area Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

Silver Springs
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Distance
October through May.
Best Times
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.
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