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|
|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|
|Bobcat||Eastern Woodrat||Eastern Gray Squirrel|
|Eastern Mole||Eastern Cottontail Rabbit|
|Black Racer||Turtles Galore||Gopher Tortoise|