I70. Eagle Lakes Community Park
Nearest City: Naples
Phone Number: 239-252-4000
Website: I70. Eagle Lakes Community Park
Features/Amenities: Restrooms, Good for beginners, Birding by foot/hiking, Best time of day: All day, Recommended length of visit: a few hours br>
Habitats: Freshwater Swamp, Pines, Lake/Pond/Impoundment
This park is turning out to be a local hotspot, and is often overlooked by traveling birders. Behind the ball fields, track, and eutrophic holding pond, you will find a berm system around two very productive water reclamation ponds which host wading birds, bitterns, gallinules, swallows, terns and gulls, and many ducks during winter. Native plantings surrounding these ponds encourage the presence of everything from blackbirds to warblers to sparrows. In the past, this site has had Bronzed Cowbird and Eurasian Wigeon. With a checklist of 170+ extremely varied species (that grows constantly!), this site is a must-see if you’re in the area.
Directions: From intersection of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and SR 951 (Collier Blvd.) south of Naples, drive 1.2 mi. north on US 41 to the entrance on the right (E).
Open all year, 8 a.m. to dusk.
Location: 26.07445, -81.716278