Birding on Thursday at Fort Coopers State Park

Birding on Thursday at Fort Coopers State Park

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on November 3, 2023

“I hear it! Do you see it?”
“Omigosh, it’s so beautiful!”
“Why can’t it sit still?”

Birding on Thursday at Fort Coopers State Park

Birdwatching is one of the most popular pastimes for men, women and children. It’s inexpensive, healthy and utterly captivating. The first time one sees a pileated woodpecker can be breathtaking – its size, shape and brilliant red head – a true Woody Woodpecker! The flash of a bluebird leaves one searching for its landing spot for a closer look at its bright blue body and rusty chest.

Birding on Thursday at Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness, finds groups of eager birders assembling at 8:30a.m. or earlier to glimpse the Park’s feathered visitors. This bird walk begins Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Led by Gail King, identifications of bird species and their calls can sometimes be quite easy or offer a challenge, leaving one to page through a birding book. Birders often bring a notebook to record their sightings or add to their Life List.

The park surroundings are old Florida at its finest and the trek along the trails are
easy-going and not difficult.

  • Bring a pair of binoculars (extra binoculars are available), some closed-toed shoes and a bit of patience, as spring birds can be elusive.
  • Entrance to the park is $3 per vehicle (up to 8 people) or a Florida State Park Annual Pass, payable at the Honor Box located at the Ranger Station or back gate.
  • Exact cash only, please.
  • For further information, call 352-726-0315.



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