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PRAS Walkabout – Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – Seaboard Grade Road, Cecil Webb Wildlife Management Area

April 5, 2022

PRAS Walkabout: Seaboard Grade Road, Cecil Webb Wildlife Management Area
Meet: 8:00 AM at pay station – carpooling
Coordinator: Barb Segal (651) 336-6959

Our next Peace River Audubon Walkabout will be on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 8 AM. We will be walking Seaboard Grade, a trail that meanders along a canal, past tall pines, hardwoods, and marshes. A variety of birds can be seen – check out the list below!

This will be an in and out walk of about 2 miles. We will meet at Cecil Webb Wildlife Management Area at 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33955. Drive past the pay station and meet the group at the corner across from the hunting check-in building. From there we will carpool to Seaboard Grade, about a 10 minute drive. You are welcome to follow us if you prefer to drive your own car or just meet us at Seaboard. Our birding guide will be PRAS member, Barbara Segal. You can contact Barbara at 651-336-6959 if you have any questions or concerns. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring water, wear sunscreen, and bring your binoculars! There are bathrooms near our meeting area, just look for the cement building on the right. All of our walks are free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Early Morning Option: If you like to be out birding early, Barbara plans to be there at 7 AM. You can head out with her to look for the early birds, then return to the entrance to meet the rest of the group at 8 AM. Call Barbara to let her know you will be joining that group.

Common Birds seen on Seaboard Grade:
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Northern Rough-winged swallow
Ground Dove
White-winged Dove
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Bobwhite
Carolina Wren
White-eyed Vireo
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black and white warbler
Pied-billed Grebe
House Wren
Blue Jay
Double-crested Cormorant
Wood Stork
Sandhill Crane
Herons (green, black-crowned, little blue, great blue) and Egrets
Belted Kingfisher
Tree Swallow
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler and Palm warbler

Less common birds seen within the past week in March:
Bachmans Sparrow
Louisiana Waterthrush
Swallow-tailed Kite
Pileated Woodpecker
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Hairy Woodpecker
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-headed and Yellow-throated warblers
King Rail
Purple Gallinule
Snail Kite
Least Bittern (2)
Marsh Wren


April 5, 2022
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Barb Segal