I70. Eagle Lakes Community Park

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SiteID: S70

Region: South

County: Collier

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

Habitats: Freshwater Swamp, Pines, Lake/Pond/Impoundment

Description:

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).

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Open all year, 8 a.m. to dusk.

eBird checklist

Location: 26.07445, -81.716278