Merritt Island Area

Titusville, Florida 32796

Merritt Island Area

Merritt Island Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This chapter on the birding areas around the Merritt Island area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, Black Point Wildlife Drive, Orlando Wetlands Park and Tosohatchee State Reserve.

The specialty birds in this birding area include: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Mottled Duck, Least Bittern, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Snail Kite, Bald Eagle, Short-tailed Hawk, King Rail, Clapper Rail, Black Rail, Purple Gallinule, Limpkin, Sandhill Crane, Florida Scrub-Jay, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman’s Sparrow, Swallow-tailed Kite, Least Tern, Chuck-will’s-widow, Gray Kingbird, Acadian Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Summer Tanager, Painted Bunting, Eurasian Wigeon, Reddish Egret, Peregrine Falcon, Virginia Rail, Bonaparte’s Gull, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
September through April.
Best Times
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, Orlando Wetlands Park, Tosohatchee State Reserv.
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