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Colonial Coast Birding Trail in J.F. Gregory Park

About the Trail
J. F. Gregory Park is skirted by a 300-acre rice field that predates the Civil War. A three-mile walking trail runs along the top of a dike that encompasses the field, which today is a wooded wetland.

Birding Tips
  • Types of birds - Songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl
  • Best birding seasons - Songbirds (all), wading birds (all), waterfowl (winter)
  • Specialties - Prothonotary warbler, wood duck, and barred owl

Look for warblers during spring and fall migrations. Prothonotary warblers are best seen from April to June.

Fun Things to Do
Look for otters, beavers, alligators, and armadillos while walking the trail.

Directions
Take Exit 90 and travel east approximately three miles to the junction of SR 144 and U.S. 17. Stay on SR 144 and continue east to the junction of SR 144 and Cedar Street. Turn left on Cedar Street and go less than 1/4-mile on Cedar. See the map.