Ponce De Leon Springs State Park


This site’s real strength is wintering birds, especially those at the southernmost limit of their range. Species such as Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet and Dark-eyed Junco are recorded annually and Brown Creeper and Red-breasted Nuthatch have been recorded; your chances improve with your ability to identify birds by sound. Hike both short trails – Spring Run and Sandy Creek – stopping to listen carefully in the shady hardwood forest. The park is busy on weekends with swimmers in warm weather, so plan accordingly. Broad-winged Hawks, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Summer Tanagers and Acadian Flycatchers are present during the spring and summer.

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