Cedar Point, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Great Florida Birding Trail site

Description:
Near Jacksonville, a network of trails and scenic overlooks takes visitors through maritime hammock bordering salt marshes between the lower St. Johns and Nassau Rivers.

Watchable Wildlife:
Yellow-breasted chats, blue grosbeaks, orchard orioles and indigo and painted buntings may be spotted along the pasture trail in the summer. Cedar Point's maritime hammocks attract migrants such as ovenbirds, veeries, scarlet and summer tanagers, red-eyed vireos and black-throated blue warblers, as well as Florida breeding birds such as pileated woodpeckers, yellow-throated warblers, white-eyed vireos, wood storks, great and snowy egrets, white ibis, little and great blue herons and American oystercatchers. Look for river otters (in Pumpkin Hill Creek), armadillos, opossums, raccoons, box turtles and both red and black rat snakes. Diamond-back rattlesnakes have also made a comeback at the preserve.

Ownership:
National Park Service.

Contact:
(904) 251-3537

Directions:
In Jacksonville, take Hecksher Drive east to New Berlin Road. Turn left (north) and follow New Berlin Road to Cedar Point Rd. Turn right (east) and go seven miles to the park at the road's end.

Related Sites:
Other North East Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



FWC Facts:
The world's whooping crane population has gradually increased from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to 503 birds in 2009.

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