201512.14
The Orlando Wetlands

The Orlando Wetlands

The Orlando Wetlands Park is one of the premiere birding locations within the greater Orlando area. Covering over 1,600 acres of hardwood hammocks, marshes and scenic lakes, the open waters are home to wintering waterfowl, and a host wading birds like wood storks, spoonbills, ibis, and heron. There have been more than 220 bird species…

201507.19
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way, 11-mile, dirt packed drive that skirts the north shore of Lake Apopka, beginning at Lust Road and ending on Jones Road in Orange County, Fla. Currently the park drive is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays between sunrise and sunset. Given the 10 mph speed limit it…

201411.02
Lake Jesup

Lake Jesup

While picking up friends at the Sanford International Airport, Telephoto Florida took the opportunity to visit the GFBWT location at Lake Jesup. Unfortunately the recent summer storms rains had flooded the trails.  TPF birded the the boat launch area yielding some limpkin, purple gallinule and the ever present red shouldered hawk. This site is worth…