Description: Large area around US 17. Drive along Washington Loop Road. Be sure to stop at the reservoir (Three Rivers Road) and at Hathaway Park (south prong of Washington Loop). Wonderful creeks to canoe or kayak.

Vegetation Communities: Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, creek, reservoir, isolated wetlands.

Location: In the vicinity of Washington Loop Road.

Amenities: Driving the area allows great birding, but watch your speed: cars on Washington Loop go fast! Many of the roads off Washington Loop allow slower driving. With the exception of Hathaway Park and the Reservoir it is all private property: respect that!

Hathaway Park (southern prong of Washington Loop Road) has short hiking trails, a boat ramp, a canoe/kayak launch dock, restrooms, picnic areas, and a bird blind.

Birding by Kayak: Hathaway Park has a easily accessible launch area. Paddling south from the launch, there is good birding along the residential communities. Northward paddling has more natural areas for birding.

The reservoir has no amenities but there is good birding.

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

Birds that you may encounter year-round include:

 Florida Scrub-jay  Bald Eagle  Little Blue Heron
 Blue Jay  Red Shouldered Hawk  Green Heron
 Rufous Sided Towhee  Wood Stork  Black Bellied Whistling Duck
 White-eyed Vireo  Little Blue Heron  Osprey
 Turkey vulture  Great Egret  Bald Eagle
 Black Vulture  Snowy Egret  Double Crested Cormorant
 Limpkin  Barred Owl  Pileated Woodpecker
Red Tail Hawk  Anhingha

Migrants that you may see:

 Blue Birds  Pine Warbler  Tree Swallow
 Swallow Tailed Kite  Yellow-rumped Warbler  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
 Palm Warbler  American Robin

Documented Mammals:

 Raccoon  Bobcat  Opossum

Documented Herps:

 Eastern Indigo Snake  Brown Anole  Black Racer
 Gopher Tortoise  Green Anole  American Alligator
 Pennisula Cooter  Pig Frog