Description: This is a great area to see scrub-jays. The area consists of two partially developed subdivisions covering 8.5 square miles. This area has the largest Florida Scrub-Jay population in Charlotte County.
Vegetation Communities: Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, disturbed areas, urban areas (houses etc), and the shores of the Peace River.
Location: The area is located south of the Charlotte/DeSoto County line, west and north of the Peace River, and east of I75. The area is best accessed by Sandhill Blvd. or Harborview Road.
Amenities: The vast majority of the area is private property. Stay on the road and public right-of-ways. Do not trespass. There is one County park off Voyager Road: Harbor Heights Park. The park has a boat ramp, rest rooms and picnic shelters and a view of the Peace River.
Animal Species: You may not be able to see all these species
Birds that you may encounter year-round include: Florida Scrub-jay Northern Cardinal Red-bellied Woodpecker Blue Jay Rufus-sided Towhee Laughing Gull White-eyed Vireo Red-shouldered Hawk Brown Pelican White-winged Dove Northern Mockingbird Double-crested Cormorant Ground Dove Loggerheaded Shrike Mourning Dove Downy Woodpecker
Migrants that you may see:Eastern Phoebe Palm Warbler Tree Swallow American robin Yellow-rumped Warbler American Kestrel Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Pine Warbler Eastern Meadowlark
Documented Mammals: Raccoon Nine-banded Armadillo Bobcat Manatee (Peace River)
Documented Herps: Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Brown Anole Gopher Tortoise American Alligator