Arlington Park

2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota, 34239
(941) 861-5000
sunrise to sunset

This small site is worth stopping by quickly to check a few specific areas. Offering patches of hardwood hammock, a 1.5-acre lake, and a small reclaimed swamp within one of the most densely developed parts of the city, there is no telling what may stop in here briefly or might even decide to nest. The 0.7-mile paved walkway through this urban park provides a low-stress option to other more strenuous sites. You will find Common Gallinules and occasionally a Purple Gallinule in the swamp, along with smaller waders such as Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets. The hardwoods harbor wood-warblers and vireos, and the occasional thrush will sing during the spring. Check the lake for wood ducks as well as other migratory species.

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