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Punta Gorda

Babcock Webb WMA Field Trip

Phyllis Cady Photo of Wilson's Snipe

Babcock Webb WMA Field Trip
Babcock Webb WMA Field Trip

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 7:00 AM

Punta Gorda, 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, USA

About the event

We will meet at the park entrance Pay Station at 7:00 AM. Our target birds will be the Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, who usually leave their roosting nest hole shortly after 7:15 (sunrise), Brown-headed Nuthatch and migrating Warblers. .We will be caravanning the park roads making stops along the way to look and view birds and nature. Some walking on short trails. We should be finished by noon. The park entrance fee is $3.00 per person with a Maximum $6.00 charge per vehicle, Florida residence 65 and older are free. Babcock- Cecil Webb Wildlife Management Area is located east about a quarter mile from I-75 at Tuckers Grade exit 158 . For info call Dave Lancaster, phone 586-214-4546. E-mail, DJL8339@comcast.net

Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area is Florida's oldest wildlife management area and protects 80,772 acres just southeast of Punta Gorda.  Dave Lancaster will lead the field trip. Some featured species are Red-Cockcaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Purple Martin, Eastern Bluebird, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Limpkin, American BIttern, King Rail or a Bobwhite Quail. 218 species are reported here by ebird.  Bring bug spray, sunscreen, water and comfortable hiking shoes.

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