Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park)

6503 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach, 33004
(954) 923-2833
8am to sunset

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Once overrun with invasive Australian pines, ongoing management is returning this park to its original, native condition. Check the beaches via the boardwalk accesses for wintering shorebirds like Black-bellied and Piping Plovers and gulls like Lesser Black-backed and Herring. The regenerating Barrier Island Nature Trail and the sea grape trees lining most of the parking lots are good during spring and fall migration; over 20 species of wood-warbler have been recorded including Connecticut and Wilson’s. Many rarities have been recorded in the park including Thick-billed Vireo, Bahama Mockingbird, Western Spindalis, and Yellow-headed Blackbird. The jetty at the north end offers a tantalizing vantage for sea watching; Magnificent Frigatebirds are regularly spotted and rarities like Cory’s Shearwater have been recorded.

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