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Pelican Island Audubon Society

Field Trip: Torry Island Campground, Belle Glade, Lake Okeechobee

Date: Friday, 3 March 2023

Location: Belle Glade, Florida

Leaders: Ann Esmas and Becky Loftus

Location: Torry Island Campground, Belle Glade, Lake Okeechobee - On the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, the second largest lake in the US,  we will see a number of waterbirds and other species, including  Bald Eagles, Osprey, Snail Kites, Roseate Spoonbills and egrets, Blue-winged Teal, other waterfowl and many more as we hike along the famous Hoover Dike that surrounds the lake.  An observation tower at Torry Island Campground, 5000 W Canal St N in Belle Glade allows a good view of the lake, wildlife and surrounding areas. There are two recreational walking nature trails to view wildlife also where we may see terrestrial birds. We will also explore other areas near the Lake depending on what species have been reported nearby.

Duration of trip in hours: 8 hours (2 hours to destination). However, participants may leave at any time.

Walking distance: 1-2 miles

Degree of difficulty: Easy walking on mowed levee trails. Please pack a picnic lunch and drinks to eat at the campground. 

Where to meet: IHOP parking lot at 8800 20th St. in Vero Beach.

Time of meeting: 6:00 a.m.

Date: 03/03/2023 (Fri.)

Time: 6:00am - 5:00pm EST

Location: IHOP meeting place for carpool
8800 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32966-1708

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