ECUA Bayou Marcus Wetlands

3050 Fayal Dr., Pensacola, 32526
(850) 969-5953
Daily, sunrise to sunset
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From the parking lot, this functioning wastewater treatment facility has nearly 8,000 feet of boardwalk through the titi-lined wetlands created by the plant’s treated wastewater discharge. As you enter the boardwalk, the first large pond on the left hosts wintering Blue-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye to name a few. Swamp, Song and White-throated Sparrows exploit the weedy edges during the winter months and resident Brown-headed Nuthatches and Pine Warblers call from the adjacent pinewoods. Rarities like Groove-billed Ani have been recorded. Please be considerate, as this is a fully functional utilities plant; birder access is at the management’s discretion. Recent site improvements include four shade stops on the boardwalk, trail surface improvements, publication racks, bird checklist and interpretive signs.

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