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Moccasin Lake Nature Park

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Nov 2017
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How Big Not Rated
Importance Not Rated
Revisit? B
Birding C *
Wildlife B *
Summer Heat B
Terrain B
Fun Hike C *
Maintained A
Mosquitos C
Biting Files A
Ticks A
NOTE: Bird feeders and captive birds but saw few.
NOTE: Turtles and in captivity
NOTE: Very very short
 LOCATION: Accuracy: Read me
Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 2750 Park Trail Ln, Clearwater, FL, Pinellas, USA, 33759

1) What It's Like

Urban/suburban St.Pete - it's a bit of forest but mostly they show injured raptors and show live reptiles. There's a small turtle pond, they have a nice meeting space here for meetups etc.

2) Kinds of Birds

Bird blind with feeders though we saw none when we stopped. They do have some unusual captured/injured raptors: Swallow Tailed Kit was a big treat. Also barn owl, Mississippi kite, horned owl, red shouldered hawk, and barred owl are what I recall seeing.

3) Wildlife

St.Pete is urban/suburban so not much that's truly wild but turtles and they have things in captivity.

4) Amenities

Nice nature center so bathrooms etc as well.

5) Time Requirements

Checking out the birds in captivity might take half an hour but the outdoors bird blind etc was probably 10 minutes for us.


When we showed up here the first time we entered the education center and checked out the turtles in tanks etc. Then when we headed out back it looked like it might have nice displays: turtle pond, vegetable garden, windmill, bird feeders at bird blind. But the exciting thing was to actually see both a Mississippi and Swallow Tailed Kit up close.

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