Friday, November 18, 2011

Viera Wetlands

Viera Wetlands at dusk

The Viera Wetlands, located at the end of Wickham Rd. in Viera, Florida, is one of my favorite and most frequented birding locations. The loop can be explored on foot, by bike, or in the car. A typical visit allows for the viewing of many of the "regulars" that are found in abundance at anytime of the year. A few of these include Great Blue Herons, Tricolored Herons, Great White Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Pied-billed Grebes, American Coots, Common Moorhens, White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Anhingas, and Osprey. Others that I've seen frequenting the wetlands on a fairly regular basis throughout the year include Bald Eagles, Crested Caracaras, a variety of Hawks, Black Crowned Night Herons, Green Herons, Limpkins, Red-winged Blackbirds, Belted Kingfishers, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Mottled Ducks, and Blue-winged Teals. Other wildlife found at the wetlands include deer, raccoons, alligators, turtles, snakes, and otters.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Great Blue Heron
American Coot

Tricolored Heron

Snowy Egret
Sandhill Cranes

Mottled Duck

American Alligator

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