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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera

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Fantastic Birding Location, by car or on foot

This is a wonderful man-made water reclamation site that has a tremendous variety of local bird life. You can take a slow drive around the the ponds or it is an easy walk. I saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful man-made water reclamation site that has a tremendous variety of local bird life. You can take a slow drive around the the ponds or it is an easy walk. I saw at least 25 species of birds and was close enough to get some great photos. Also saw an alligator. Make sure you bring sunscreen and... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A little problem getting here. Our gps sent us on a bit of a goose chase. The main road that you travel on, the gps then said to go left onto the dirt road by the sod farms. Stay on the main road as you are almost right there. We saw several osprey which was cool, and some were quite... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Sighted so many beautiful birds, as well as aligators and turtle. Always enjoy seeing nature at it's best, and this place was a gem regarding the birds. Took lot's of pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great park for walking or driving. Lots of birds (and alligators). Even if you are familiar with the area, this is a great birding spot. Depending on your experience, you may not see anything new, but its definitely worth your time.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What a wonderful place to drive around and relax. Restroom facilities are limited to porta potties. Easy access and viewing of birds.

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a neat place to go my wife and I loved it. you can walk you can bike or you can ride your car around on a dyke that surrounds the several ponds which are full of so many different kinds of birds it was amazing. What a nice little gem to find in an unusual place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Large area with dirt roads to walk on and drive on, if dry. If wet you must walk. Large variety of birds, gators are plentiful

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful place for a nature walk - or drive-thru - and if you are a keen birdwatcher it's one of the best sites that we've been to in Florida. In a few hours we saw all of the normal beautiful wading birds plus Caracara, Bald Eagle, Harrier, both Least & American Bittern, Limpkin, Hooded Merganser etc etc... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Drive through or walk the trails. See many types of birds. See gators in the wild. Allow 2 or 3 hours, depending on how much time you spend walking and out of your car. Nice views of wetlands. Well worth the visit.

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Savannah, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited three days over a week in the area. Saw something interesting and different every visit. One of the great features about it's location is that it is right on the edge of Viera, so you can go for a couple of hours in the morning, and you are only minutes from lots of restaurants for lunch, then go back... More 

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