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Vero Beach Wetlands Field Trip
January 12 @ 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
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George Thomas will be leading a field trip the Vero Beach Wetlands on Saturday, Jan 12, 2019.
This location is also known as the Indian River County Wetland Treatment Facility or the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. Below is an excerpt from the Great Florida Birding Trail listing possible sightings. In addition to the birds listed below we may also see Snail Kites.
“Needless to say, these wetlands are quite productive, and birds love them! Birders will appreciate the 0.25-mile boardwalk, covered pavilion and observation tower on the south side of the wetlands, as well as the 4.8 miles of diked impoundment trails, which allow easy viewing of wading birds (including Limpkin, Sandhill Crane, egrets, herons, ibises and both bitterns), ducks (Wood, Green-winged and Blue-winged Teal, Mottled, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon and Ring-necked) and associated water-and shorebirds (Common Gallinule, Purple Gallinule, King Rail, Sora, Wilson’s Snipe, Black-necked Stilt and both yellowlegs, among others).”
We will meet at 8:00 AM at the Sam’s Club on US 192 in Melbourne and car pool to the site in Vero Beach. Once we arrive, we will be walking through the wetlands not driving. Be sure to bring water and sun protection and pack a lunch so we can have a picnic and social after the walk. This is an easy 1 mile way over grass. There are bathrooms before and after the walk-not on site.Email Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
If you want to meet us at the biridng location, send me an email or drop a note in meetup