We had a great time at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife festival.
One of our first outings was to Viera Wetlands.
Located between the Moccasin Island Tract of the River Lakes Conservation Area and the Brevard Zoo, the wetlands are a popular site for birders, photographers, and eco-tourists. The entire wetland system is accessible by automobile, making the site popular among those who find the rigors of hiking trails and summer temperatures daunting. Even better, viewing the site from one’s automobile serves to screen visitors from birds and wildlife, enhancing the experience
Our alarm didn’t wake us and we missed the bus..but luckily after some scrambling around to get directions we made it to the wetlands just in time to start the Bird outing with the group.
Our group leader was the very knowledgeable and friendly Laura Erickson.
Fourth from the right..
We joined the group in the bus which took us to various spots on the loop road..
A beautiful sunrise
Lovely Limpkin with Laura Erickson speaking with the birders
These photos below were digiscoped by Jeff
A great morning of Birding!
More of the Space Coast Birding Festival to come….
The festival is over…Jeff and I are in Mims for a few days then we head south to Lake Worth for a few weeks..after that we haven’t decided where to go.
If anyone is interested in getting together for some birding..let me know..I am trying to get a group together…have a few birders interested already.