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“Has been better”

Black Point Wildlife Drive
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Visited Blackpoint a few times in the last week - tried dawn, dusk, low tide, high tide and a few other times during the days. Have to say I was disappointed this time as there was not much around at all this time - both the large waterfowl areas pretty empty apart from a handful of Nothern Shovellers and one Reddish Egret and nothing up by the Cruckshank Trail either.
Usually go in Feb and have seen snakes, bobcats, gators, rails, all the herons and both bitterns, spoonbills and racoons.......
Will try again next year but it,s slipping down the list in favour of Vierra Wetlands which is better for Wildlife Photography and was absolutely teaming with life.

Thank I-Piggle
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We payed only $ 5 for the Drive. There are a lot of places to stop and few Broad walks with observation points. Seen a lot and were especially pleased with spotting a bald eagle snatching a big fish from an osprey. We also did a 5 miles hike and even if we had put on some mosquito repellent, it was not sufficient. Maybe the stuff we got in the UK, was not good enough…
They were everywhere, and by the end of the walk our legs and arms looked like we had chicken pox.
However I would still recommend it, as long as you prepare yourself maybe more than we did.
Also maybe avoid June, July & August

Thank habs_68_08
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is a volunteer pay fee of $5.00 per car. Grab a brochure with numbered sections for the explanation of the ponds and the area you are driving through, near the exit is a mailbox to recycle the brochure. This is a well maintained road, at number 10 is the restrooms. This is a 3.5 mile drive; one way with plenty of room to pull over to let others pass. This is ever changing, birds come and go. There is two specific areas you can park and take small hikes. There is no water; bring your own. This is where the Reddish Egret is seen often. An inhabitant of the saltwater marshes and lagoons skirting the Gulf of Mexico, the Reddish Egret is the rarest and least well-known of the North American . This drive is worth taking just to see the Reddish Egret, dance and call. A funny, enjoyable bird. TIP: Always take toilet paper in your trunk in case the bathroom does not have any.

Thank Cynthia W
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I didn't realize there was a separate review space for the drive, so I'm posting again. Went in the evening near the end of the day, a bit rushed but fantastic to drive, stop and look. Something will show itself, especially if your patient and turn the car off. We should have taken more time but had come from the space centre and didn't want to drive all the way again, if you love nature and birds, give yourself enough time. There are extra walks to take. Light was perfect at sunset too.

Thank GdnNewal
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

When you enter, there is a voluntary $5.00 fee but well worth it ! You will be treated to seven miles of well maintained gravel roads with 18 stopping areas to view the birds & wildlife. Dawn and dusk are our favorite times to go through this beautiful area. Take your time . . . enjoy !

2  Thank BuffaloGryde
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