Monday, May 6, 2013
Diego Pond - A Great Birding Trail
I hiked 5 miles round trip to Diego Pond at Guana River Wildlife Management Area. The pond is known for the vast number of bird species that live in the area as well as migratory birds. The hike consisted of several trails until I reached Diego Road. The trails consisted of a diverse scenery of maritime hammocks, swamp, salt marshes and a dense forest to reach the pond. Florida is considered to be a birder's and wildlife watcher's paradise because of the migration routes and sub-tropical temperatures. There are over 500 bird species that can be spotted in Florida which makes Florida the number one wildlife viewing destination in North America. Wings over Florida Program is something I may consider. Guana River Wildlife area is part of the Great Birding Trails. I plan to get my birding expertise up-to-snuff so I can take pictures of these fabulous birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill
I saw Great Egrets, Wood Storks, Ospreys, and Great Horned Owls, but no pink Spoonbills yet. I am on a quest to get pictures of this beautiful bird. Above image is from Wikipedia.