Sweetbay Natural Area

12560 Aviation Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33412
(561) 233-2400
sunrise to sunset

Access to this large property is limited to only a small segment, including a paved trail through thick pine flatwoods to a wetland overlook. Check the wetland for waders like Little Blue Herons, and be on the lookout for Pine Warblers, Eastern Towhees and other flatwoods species. However, this site’s main strength is its reliable Bachman’s Sparrows. They are present year-round, but most easily found in spring, when males sing in the morning, defending their territories. Listen for their “here-kitty-kitty-kitty-kitty” call February-April in particular.

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