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Great bird viewing - directional map is wrong!

Had a great time viewing sandhill cranes, white ibis, gallinules, lots of coots and even a small... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Diane P
Worth more than one trip

Came here to participate in a 5k and discovered a most interesting place to just walk around and... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Bill K
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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8th Street, Vero Beach, FL
+1 772-770-5045
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Had a great time viewing sandhill cranes, white ibis, gallinules, lots of coots and even a small gator! It is open so no shade - bring sunscreen. Had a heck of a time finding this place according to map on this site because it is...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Came here to participate in a 5k and discovered a most interesting place to just walk around and observe. The ocean, some still water lagoons, tree canopy...so much to see. A real pleasure...and a must if you want to check a few dozen bird species...More

1  Thank Bill K
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Took a bit to find it but so worth the effort. Parked and entered the wetlands and within minutes saw more egrets, ibis, killdeer and other birds to make my mind spin. Soon after found a family of cranes with young and pink flamingos mixed...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great birding spot - saw numerous water birds as we walked the dikes between the ponds The area is huge and no shade so bring water and sunscreen We met two sand hill cranes at the gate to the park when we were leaving

1  Thank Roger R
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I have traveled throughout Florida looking places to see Florida shore & costal birds only to find that one of the best places was only 4 miles from my house. It is sometimes not the best walking path but it has to be considered one...More

2  Thank Bob O
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Have visited this area several times. I have seen otters here on nearly every visit. As others have said if you want to see lots of birds it is best to go at 7 AM. There are birds there all day they are just not...More

2  Thank Truckie351
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Visited the Vero beach area and decided to try this place after striking out at a couple other locations. This was highlight of the day. Unfortunately it was closing early that day (at noon) so I didn't have much time to explore. What I did...More

1  Thank Booshistorm
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went with a tour sponsored by Pelican Island Preservation Society and saw many species of birds. The wetlands has a nice grid of crisscross pathways on burms that allow you great sightlines across the ponds and reeds. We were there about two hours and saw...More

1  Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed 21 June 2016

West Regional Water Treatment Facility Wetlands. Mostly Dike road trails, but there is a far boardwalk, Gazebo, a shelter and walk up level where good photographs can be taken, that is excellent for observing nesting birds in Florida: Anhinga, Great Blue Heron, Cormorant, Little Blue...More

1  Thank SpiritoftheWind
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This wetlands area is now known as the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, so you might try entering that in your GPS (or use 8405 8th Street, Vero Beach, FL). You'd never guess it from the name, but it’s part of the Great Florida Birding...More

4  Thank CJinFL
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