Jonathan Dickinson State Park

16450 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, 33455
(772) 546-2771
8am to sunset

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

The birding is great all year-round at this extensive property, but the experience is most comfortable in the cooler weather months. Regardless, the site offers miles of trails through flatwoods and scrub (ask at the ranger station when you enter the park for Florida Scrub-Jay locations). If you enjoy watching woodpeckers this site is definitely for you; Hairy and Red-headed breed in the park. Look and listen for Bachman’s Sparrows between March and June. There is a boat concession at the Loxahatchee River, where you can take a guided motorboat tour, or rent a canoe for yourself. The upper reaches of the river are intimate and secluded, offering opportunities for good looks at Little Blue Herons, Least Bitterns and wintering Northern Waterthrushes. Watch for Bald Eagles and Common Nighthawks (summer) in the sky and Wild Turkeys on the roadsides. In 2015 a Smooth-billed Ani was present in the park.

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