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Where to Find the Best Birding in Ponte Vedra FL


New homes in Ponte Vedra FL are in an ideal spot for people who love birdwatching. The area has a wide range of coastal habitats that attract some of the world’s most interesting species of birds. From the sandy shoreline to freshwater wetlands and brackish marshes to hammocks and flatwoods, you’re sure to see a variety of birds.

Check out these popular places to see birds in Ponte Vedra:

Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

This outstanding reserve is well known for being a good spot to view the annual Peregrine Falcon migration in early October. In addition to the falcons, more than 200 species of birds have been seen at the reserve. They include Magnificent Frigatebirds, Gray Kingbirds, American Oystercatchers, and songbirds.

Guana River Wildlife Management Area

A network of interconnected trails takes visitors through varied settings where more than 220 bird species have been seen. Several species of migratory ducks spend the winter months here. Summer sightings include Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills. Birders are accommodated with 15 miles of trails and two viewing towers.

Nocatee Preserve

This 2,400-acre site is ideal for hiking, birding, horseback riding and other adventures. It has a network of easy to moderate trails with the main trail leading to the Intracoastal Waterway. Birds seen here range from songbirds, hawks and owls to storks, cormorants and other wading birds and shore birds.

Bird Island Park

This small park is a great place to explore birding with young children or those with limited mobility. It has an easy-to-navigate trail through several habitats, with gazebos where visitors can sit and rest. Signs and interactive sculptures are dotted along the trail. Bird species spotted in the park include ducks, ibis, egrets and songbirds along with other wildlife such as turtles and butterflies.

You can enjoy birdwatching from your new home in River Landing at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra FL. This exclusive waterfront community of luxury estate homes offers lots on the wetlands preserve and the Intracoastal Waterway. Glenn Layton Homes has an architect and designers on staff to help you create a custom River Landing home that’s uniquely yours. We also have several semi-custom designs that we can tailor to your needs.

Call Glenn Layton Homes today at 904-758-4380 to schedule your personalized tour of the River Landing at Nocatee community of new homes in Ponte Vedra FL.

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