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It’s for the Birds - Palm Beach County

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 12:43pm.

 Palm Beach County has gone to the birds – bird watching that is!  Bird watching in South Florida is a big deal – even bigger than you might imagine!  As a matter of fact, birding is second only to beach-related activities as a form of outdoor recreation for both visitors and residents. If you’re already into birding, you probably know that Florida is considered one of the best places in the world for the fresh air activity. The birding trend is still on the rise, so count on seeing more and more people carrying binoculars and spotting scopes around the Sunshine State. Check out some of these great spots for bird watching.

Juno Dunes Natural Area is a 576-acre nature preserve and oceanfront park located at 14501 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach. Just off U.S. Highway One, 1/2 mile north of Donald Ross Road is a bird watcher’s slice of heaven.  Juno Dunes includes an area of coastal ridge and extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway and is a fascinating spot to bring your binoculars.

Everglades National Park is a wildlife fan’s dream. The Everglades National Park, it's also designated as an International Biosphere Reserve for its ecological importance. Within this biosphere live the Florida panther, American crocodile, the rare Ghost orchid, manatees and much more. Check out the Great Florida Birding Trail for feathered friends.

The Town of Jupiter has numerous public parks.  These preserves are full of feathered surprises. Pick any random park and you will get an eyeful.  Follow Jupiter Birding to read about most recent sightings.

The birding trend is still on the rise, so count on seeing more and more people carrying binoculars and spotting scopes around the Sunshine State.

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