Location: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, FL 32796. GPS Coordinates: N 28.65740, W 80.75439
Leaders: Avid birders Doris and Steve Brookens
Meet at: Home Depot Parking Lot in Fort Pierce by 6:15 am. We plan to leave promptly at 6:30 am. We will then meet up with Doris & Steve at 8:00 am at the Publix at St. Johns Plaza, 3275 Garden St. Titusville (Rt 406).
Directions: I-95 N to Exit 220 (Rt. 406) Publix is ¼ mile on right. Merritt Island NWR is 92 miles from Fort Pierce Home Depot; we encourage carpooling if possible.
Details: After meeting Doris & Steve, we will proceed to Black Point Wildlife Drive. There is a $10 fee per vehicle to enter Black Point Drive. (Federal Duck Stamps are also valid for admission.)
The wildlife found in the area is phenomenal. The coastal location, tropic-like climate, and wide variety of habitat types contribute to the refuge's diverse bird population. Usually herons and waterfowl are abundant in January.
This is an all-day event. After driving through Black Point, we will stop at the Visitor’s Center where we can eat lunch at the picnic tables. Please bring a packed lunch.
On the way home, we plan to stop at Viera Wetlands aka Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands for more phenomenal birding. Directions: From Merritt Island NWR I-95 S approx. 50 miles, Exit 191 - proceed west, straight around a traffic circle until you come to the end of the road.
Bring your snacks, lunch, water, bins, scopes, cameras for a fun day.
For questions please contact: Doris Brookens at cell: 717-576-7876 email: firstname.lastname@example.org