AUDUBON PENNINGTON PARK

Peace River Audubon Society operates and maintains Audubon-Pennington Nature Park, an eight- acre passive nature park in Port Charlotte.

Description: 7.9 acre park that Charlotte County leases to the Peace River Audubon Society.   Maintenance is provided by PRAS volunteers and the County.

Vegetation Communities: Cyprus swamp, oak hammock, and pine flatwoods.

Location: Port Charlotte area on Alton Road, between Midway Blvd. and Peachland Blvd., approximately 1.5 miles West of Kings Highway. Small brown signs with white lettering direct you from Midway or Peachland.

Amenities: Parking lot, trails, and a few scattered benches.

Animal Species:  You may not be able to see all these species

Documented birds: The bird list contains all species seen since March 15, 1989, and was compiled by Dave Smith.

 Anhinga  Redwing Blackbird  Northern Bobwhite
 Cardinal  Gray Catbird  Double-crested Cormorant
 American Crow  Fish Crow  Common Ground Dove
 Mourning Dove  Mottled Duck  Bald Eagle
 Great Egret  Snowy Egret  Northern Flicker
 Great-crested Flycatcher  Blue gray Gnatcatcher  Boat-tailed Grackle
 Common Grackle  Pied-billed Grebe  Laughing Gull
 Ring-billed Gull  Northern Harrier  Cooper’s Hawk
 Red shoulder Hawk  Sharp-shinned Hawk  Great Blue Heron
 Green-backed Heron  Little Blue Heron  Louisiana Tricolor Heron
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  Blue Jay  Whites Ibis
 American Kestrel  Killdeer  Belted Kingfisher
 Ruby-crowned Kinglet  Swallow-tailed Kite  Limpkin
 Purple Martin  Northern Mockingbird  Common Moorhen
 White-breasted Nuthatch  Osprey  Ovenbird
 Barred Owl  Great-horned Owl  Screech Owl
 Northern Parula  Brown Pelican  Eastern Phoebe
 American Redstart  Robin  Ruddy Quail Dove
 Wilson’s Snipe  Wood Stork  Rough-winged Swallow
 Tree Swallow  Chimney Swift  Tufted Titmouse
 Brown Thrasher  Hermit Thrush  Wood Thrush
 Eastern Towhee  Veery  Blue-headed Vireo
 White-eyed Vireo  Black Vulture  Turkey Vulture
 Black & White Warbler  Blackpoll Warbler  Palm Warbler
 Pine Warbler  Prairie Warbler  Prothonotary Warbler
 Yellow-rumped Warbler  Yellow-throated Warbler  Cedar Waxwing
 Downey Woodpecker  Pileated  Woodpecker  Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Carolina Wren  House Wren  Common Yellowthroat

Documented Mammals:

 Bobcat  Eastern Woodrat  Eastern Gray Squirrel
 Armadillo  Opossum  Raccoon
Eastern Mole Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

Documented Herps:

 Black Racer  Turtles Galore  Gopher Tortoise