Birds of Sweetwater Wetlands

Norm Lantz

Sweetwater Wetlands is an unusual birding experience. This addition to Payne's Prairie has become a magnet for some of the most interesting and unusual birds. This two-part class will begin with a classroom discussion and video presentation on all the birds we are likely to see. Second session is a field trip to Sweetwater, which is near Gainesville, FL. Note: There is a $5.00 fee per car for entry onto the site. There are numerous boardwalks around and through the wetlands. We will use the most productive route and try to give everyone a good look at some rare and unusual birds. Walk will take about 3 leisurely hours. There are benches along the way, for those who need to rest for a while. An optional luncheon will follow at a wonderful nearby diner, where we will make up a list of all the birds we have seen and/or heard.