8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
The final PRAS trip of the 2015-2016 season will be a walkabout to Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park at 6968 Reistertown Rd in North Port. More information on the Park can be found on the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation website https://www.scgov.net/parks/pages/myakkahatcheecreek.aspx.
The main trail follows the banks of Myakkahatchee Creek under large moss covered oaks. There are two other trails that branch off of the main trail. Migrants are often seen there in season. Some of the other birds seen there include Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Swallow-tailed Kites, owls, and hawks.
To get there from Hwy 41, take Sumter Blvd North for about 5.5 miles to Tropicaire Blvd. Turn left on Tropicaire for about 0.4 miles and turn right on Reistertown. The park will be on the right about 1 mile ahead. To avoid much of the construction on 41, you could go Toledo Blade, pass under the Interstate overpass and continue to Tropicaire and turn left, then follow it to turn right on Reistertown.
Some recent sightings at the park include a pair of Swallow-tailed kites soaring low near the marshy area, Northern Parulas, Vireos, and a Red-shouldered hawk feeding a snake to her fledgling.
We hope you will join us. Bring water, binoculars, sun protection, and wear sturdy shoes that can get wet.
For more information contact Shannon McGinnis at 941-629-9116.