St Lucie Audubon Society

February 2019 Field Trip – Joe Overstreet Road and Landing

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Location:  Joe Overstreet Road and Landing, 3701 Joe Overstreet Rd., Kenansville, FL 34739.  GPS Coordinates: N 27.99087, W 81.17803

Leader: Linda Sullivan -World Traveler, Avid Birder & Photographer

Meeting Places:  7:15 am – Roadside on N Canoe Creek Rd. approximately 1 mile before the  turn onto Joe Overstreet Rd.

8:15 am – Roadside at the beginning of Joe Overstreet Rd.  Address for GPS is 3701 Joe Overstreet Rd., Kenansville FL.

Directions: I-95 N, FL-60 W, US-441 N, S Canoe Creek Rd. which becomes N Canoe Creek Rd., left on Joe Overstreet Rd. The trip is approximately 80 miles from the Port St. Lucie I-95 exits.

Details: We will begin the day by looking for Red-cockaded Woodpecker from the roadside along N Canoe Creek Rd., Kenansville FL.  The best time of day to observe these birds is at dawn as they leave their roosting trees for the day.  We will meet at 7:15 am along the side of N Canoe Creek Rd. about 1 mile before the turn onto Joe Overstreet Rd.  Look for the group of birders with binoculars!

For those preferring a later start time, we will meet at 8:15 am roadside near the beginning of Joe Overstreet Rd.  Joe Overstreet Road is a rural road ending at a Landing on Lake Kissimmee. Red-headed Woodpeckers and Eastern Bluebirds have been observed near the start of the road.  On the drive to the Landing we will check the pastures for resident species such as Florida Sandhill Crane, Wild Turkey, Eastern Meadowlark, Bald Eagle, Crested Caracara and Loggerhead Shrike. We will check the boat ramp area and marsh for Limpkins and ibis. Bring along a spotting scope to search for Snail Kites, which cruise over Lake Kissimmee in search of apple snails. We will scan the lake for wintering ducks and Purple Gallinule.

At the end of the road there is a campsite, store and restrooms.  You may want to bring snacks and a packed lunch to eat while enjoying the view of Lake Kissimmee.

Bring your snacks, lunch, water, bins, scopes, cameras for a fun day.

For questions please contact: Doris Brookens at cell: 717-576-7876 email: [email protected]

Date: 02/09/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 7:15am - 2:00pm EST

Location: Joe Overstreet Road

Created by:   Doris Brookens
 
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