Florida Birding Trail site
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.
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.
National Park Service.
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.
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