Sneads Park

2360 Legion Rd., Sneads, 32460
(850) 593-6636
sunrise to sunset

Sneads Park

This small waterfront park on Lake Seminole is good for wintering ducks like Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck and Bufflehead; rare ducks such as White-winged Scoter and Common Goldeneye have been recorded in recent years. Thousands of American Coots winter on the lake and much to their dismay they attract the attention of hungry Bald Eagles; several pairs of eagle nest in the area and are sighted frequently from the park. Scan the lake for Horned Grebes and Common Loons during the winter; Red-throated and Pacific Loon have been recorded on the Georgia side of the lake. In spring and fall, check the oaks around the parking area for songbird migrants such as Yellow Warbler and Orchard Oriole. A resident flock of Canada Geese are sometimes present in the fields along the right (east) side of Legion Rd. north of the baseball diamonds. Check through them carefully for Snow, Greater White-fronted and Ross’s Geese, which have all been recorded in the past decade. Check the roadside trees and wires for American Kestrels, Savannah Sparrows and Loggerhead Shrikes; 2 Western Kingbirds wintered here several years ago.

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