Birding ID Tour (Members)
Time & Location
About The Event
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center for the protection of migratory birds. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks that provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals and 15 federally listed species.
The tour group will meet at Parrish Park, just east of the causway at 8:00AM. The tour will first visit Black Point Wildlife Drive. there is a $10 fee unless you have a yearly parks pass. The tour will move on to Biolab Road (if it is open), followed by a stop at Oak Hammock and finally the Visitor Center.