Taylor Creek Storm Water Treatment Center, Okeechobee, FL
(Taylor Creek Storm Water Management Center – Part 1 of 5)
Although I am still capturing birds daily within our campground, I also ventured 11 miles north to Taylor Creek Storm Water Treatment Center two separate days. I’d have gone here every day if I could!!
I had researched possible birding sites before arriving here; and of all places to easily find this gem location, I found it on Trip Advisor. Since then, I’ve found enough information to know that many of Florida’s Storm Water Treatment Centers offer a haven for oodles of birds. Whether it’s a “safe” haven or not, I’ll discuss that next post. 😲
Taylor Creek’s SWTC offers approximately three miles of walking/biking trails throughout. On my first visit, I meandered the top half of below’s map in the late afternoon for 2 1/2 hours.
The first day, I was greeted by a few curious cattle at the fence boundary in the parking lot…..
I couldn’t help but take a few photos of them.
Here are some photos of the map’s top area the first day.
It is a beautiful place and bird ops were galore. I even picked up a few more new lifers.
Here’s a series of the variety from the first day….
White Ibis in flight
Mottled Ducks (another new lifer!)
Common Moorhen (another new lifer!)
Purple Gallinules (another new lifer!)
Savannah Sparrow (another new lifer!)
Juvenile Little Blue Heron (another new lifer!)
Wait until you see what else was living and eating at Taylor Creek Storm Water Management Center. Scary!!
Enjoy your weekend!