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Jetty Park Field Trip (Port Canaveral)
March 28 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Join Bert Alm for a limited participant bird walk Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Jetty Park in Port Canaveral. There is a fee to drive into Jetty Park – $15 per day per car or an annual pass for Brevard Residents for $25. Passes can not be purchased at the gate, they must be purchased online at https://www.portcanaveral.com/Recreation/Jetty-Park-Beach-Pier
Please follow our new protocols due to the Covid Pandemic.
• All participants must register on Meetup.
• Registration is limited for each Field Trip based on the number of Leaders available.
• All participants must check in with the Field Trip Leader and sign the Liability Waiver.
• Masks are REQUIRED for all attendees and attendees should try to maintain social distancing guidelines
• Equipment will not be shared by Field Trip Leaders. Family groups and social pods may share equipment amongst their group.
• Carpooling is only allowed for family groups and social pods. No field trips will be conducted that require carpooling at this time.
• Food will not be provided at events nor will we gather after events at restaurants, picnics, etc., except for family groups and social pods.
• When two or more Field Trip leaders are available, we will break up into groups of 10 or less and go on different routes. When passing other groups try to maintain social distancing.
• If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Field Trip Leader.
From the GFBWT website: This park’s jetty is the last land ships pass as they leave Port Canaveral, headed out to sea. At the north end of the park, check the ship turning basin from the jetty pier. The turning basin provides refuge for the occasional Common Eider and Surf Scoter in the fall and winter, as well as Common Loons, Double-crested Cormorants, and Red-breasted Mergansers. Shorebirds such as Ruddy Turnstones and Willets are common, and Purple Sandpipers are recorded in the winter. Large flocks of Royal, Sandwich and Forster’s Terns, and Black Skimmers loaf on the beach, and Reddish Egret, Roseate Spoonbill, American Avocet, and Lesser Black-backed Gull are noted regularly. The site is renowned for attracting rarities; Iceland, Sabine’s, and Franklin’s Gull have all been recorded as well as Arctic Tern, and Razorbill. Check the channel markers for roosting Brown Booby. Scope offshore for seabirds such as Northern Gannet and watch for Parasitic and Pomarine Jaegers chasing gulls and terns. A small hammock on-site can be good for songbirds during migration. While walking along the fishing pier look for young sea turtles feeding close to the pilings and dolphins are often spotted close to shore.
This site has 219 species reported in eBird overall with over 75 species so far in January and February.
We will meet at 8:30 am at the parking lot near the flag pole and restrooms.
Afterward, you can do an individual trip over to Maritime Hammock Preserve in Cocoa Beach.
Recommend you wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, and a hat and bring water and bug spray. Remember Masks are REQUIRED.
To see this event’s field trip report located on the Space Coast Audubon Society Website (48 hours after the event), follow the link
The point of contact is Bert at 310-738-2894.