FW: Upcoming birding opportunities
Below are two birding opportunities that will be offered by Bird Patrol, a Lee County Parks and Rec/Conservation 2020 volunteer group. For other opportunities go to the website http://www.birdpatrol.org/ and click the tab for “site tours”
Cape Coral, FL
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Subject: Upcoming birding opportunities
January 23, Saturday 8AM Bunche Beach
Guides: Charlie Ewell and Walt Winton. Located in So Ft. Myers off Summerlin Rd : Drive south on John Morris Rd until it deadends. Experience one of the best birding sites in Lee Co. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water. Meet in the parking lot. 239-707-3015
* February 6, Saturday 8AM Harns Marsh
Mickey Miller, Georgia Nef, Gayle Sheets. February and March are months when Bird Patrol shows off some of the Conservation 2020 properties that we monitor, and this is the first of several such tours. We will probably be able to drive around the property, but there are no guarantees (because of the current weir construction). No restrooms. (239) 482-6250
From I-75, take Exit 136 ( Lee Blvd ) east to Sunshine Blvd in Lehigh Acres. Turn left on Sunshine Blvd and drive north past the Able Canal . Just beyond the canal, the road curves. Turn left onto 31st St. and make an immediate right onto Ruth Ave. Drive north to 38th St. Turn left on 38th and to the parking area at th end of the road.
About Harns Marsh: The marsh is a 578 acre preserve that is part of the East County Water Control District, and one of the area's major stormwater retention/detention facilities. The Water District and Lee County have slated Harns Marsh as a regional park. The variety and quantity of birds is amazing. So far, 132 species have been recorded, snail kites and limpkins being a couple of standout species found there year-round.
See www.birdpatrol.org "Site Tours" for a complete listing of this year's Birdfest tours.