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George C. McGough Nature Park

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Apr 2018
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Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 11901 146th St N., Largo, FL, Pinellas, USA, 33774
OFFICIAL INFO:

1) What It's Like

Urban/suburban St.Pete small forested park with center housing interesting critters and injured raptors - sometimes out of their cages and introduced to you. Pond with turtles, we've seen some great warblers here. Small but very nice place.

2) Kinds of Birds

We've seen quite a few warblers in the shaded areas. I want to say to the south of the education center. Also egrets/herons and just typical forest birds. Plus they had captive kestrels, raptors, and owls on display and shown by volunteers often.

3) Wildlife

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

4) Amenities

Nice nature center so bathrooms etc as well.

5) Time Requirements

You could stop for 10 minutes but I'd assume an hour.

Experience

 Our first time there we ran into several volunteers out back holding owls on their gloved arms. They were all interested in showing off their pals and if we were so lame we'd have taken photos for you. After that we did the trails - not miles of them but nice. Some go out to mangroves and oyster beds with some herons/egrets, anhinga/comorants, etc. Then the interesting parts were the more forested areas. On our couple stops here we've seen some good warblers. Then you end up at the turtle pond where green herons and cooters fight for real estate.

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