Description: This is a great area to see scrub-jays. The area consists of two partially developed subdivisions covering 8.5 square miles. This area has the largest Florida Scrub-Jay population in Charlotte County.
Vegetation Communities: Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, disturbed areas, urban areas (houses etc), and the shores of the Peace River.
Location: The area is located south of the Charlotte/DeSoto County line, west and north of the Peace River, and east of I75. The area is best accessed by Sandhill Blvd. or Harborview Road.
Amenities: The vast majority of the area is private property. Stay on the road and public right-of-ways. Do not trespass. There is one County park off Voyager Road: Harbor Heights Park. The park has a boat ramp, rest rooms and picnic shelters and a view of the Peace River.
Animal Species: You may not be able to see all these species
Birds that you may encounter year-round include:
|Florida Scrub-jay||Northern Cardinal||Red-bellied Woodpecker|
|Blue Jay||Rufus-sided Towhee||Laughing Gull|
|White-eyed Vireo||Red-shouldered Hawk||Brown Pelican|
|White-winged Dove||Northern Mockingbird||Double-crested Cormorant|
|Ground Dove||Loggerheaded Shrike||Mourning Dove|
Migrants that you may see:
|Eastern Phoebe||Palm Warbler||Tree Swallow|
|American robin||Yellow-rumped Warbler||American Kestrel|
|Blue-gray Gnatcatcher||Pine Warbler||Eastern Meadowlark|
|Manatee (Peace River)|
|Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake||Brown Anole||Gopher Tortoise|