Honest John’s Fish Camp

Honest John’s Fish Camp offers unique access to the Mullet Creek Islands in the Indian River Lagoon. Wading birds use the mangrove-lined islands as roosts and rookeries, which can be viewed by small motorboat, kayak or canoe (available for rent on-site). As nesting and resting birds are particularly vulnerable to disturbance, this is an opportunity to view them while learning about responsible birding, which benefits birds and birders alike. A few of the species you’re likely to encounter include Anhinga, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, Great Blue Heron, both Black- and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, White Ibises and Roseate Spoonbill. Overhead, watch for Magnificent Frigatebird, Osprey, Bald Eagle and Wood Stork. Manatees and dolphins are often present in the lagoon’s canals, which were dredged for mosquito control in the 1940s and 1950s. The islands are accessible by boat year-round.

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