James G. Bourbeau Memorial Park

8195 SR 520 W, Cocoa, 32926
(321) 633-1874
7am to sunset

James G. Bourbeau Memorial Park

This Brevard County park on the broad St. Johns River floodplain provides a vantage of the river to look for waders like Wood Storks and Little Blue Herons, migratory ducks such as Blue-winged Teal, and shorebirds like Black-necked Stilts. Sandhill Cranes, Limpkins and Crested Caracara are regularly encountered and Snail Kites have been recorded. Other species to look for include Anhinga, Pied-billed Grebe (winter), Sora (winter) and Glossy Ibis. Look for American Alligators and River Otters. Bird the park’s waterfront, but also check the gravel boat launch area (Leroy Wright Recreation Area) across the road (on the north side of SR 520) for a different, quieter view. Boat traffic is busy on weekends (including airboats), so for a quieter visit head to this site on a weekday.

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