Wayside Park & Pensacola Visitor Information Center

1401 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, 32502
(800) 874-1234
Park: sunrise to sunset
Visitor Center: Mondays-Fridays, 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sundays: 10:00am to 4:00pm


This site is close to Project Greenshores and is a good place to look for water birds; the waterfront, fishing bridge and offshore breakwater all host a Herring, Ring-billed and Laughing Gulls, as well as Forster’s and Royal Terns. Common Loons feed very close to shore, and sport nearly complete breeding plumage in February/March before they migrate north for the summer. Bring your spotting scope to check the bay for wintering Red-breasted Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead and Horned Grebes. Check the rocks along the water’s edge for Spotted Sandpiper and Ruddy Turnstone and Savannah Sparrows during the winter months.

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