Monthly Guided Bird Walks
Monthly bird walks have been suspended until further notice.
Please call the park at 352-628-5343 for details and updates.
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park is an excellent site for birding. The Pepper Creek Birding Trail runs from the Visitor Center parking area along the tram road and loops through the parking areas at Fish Bowl Drive and returns via a boat ride along Pepper Creek. This trail is one of 20 birding trails in Citrus County that are part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. An information kiosk is located at the trailhead behind the parking area of the Visitor Center on U.S. 19. The Citrus County Audubon Society offers monthly bird walks on Pepper Creek Trail from October through April (with the exception of December).An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon will lead the walk on this trail - one of 19 birding trails in Citrus County that are part of the West Section of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Pepper Creek Trail is a fully accessible trail.
Participants should meet at 7:45 am at the entrance to the park's Visitor Center, and the walk will begin at 8:00 am. Binoculars and a field guide are suggested but not required. Pepper Creek Trail is approximately 3/4 mile in length and follows along the park’s tram road, connecting the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 and the West entrance on Fishbowl Drive. Participants can either walk back down the trail or wait and take the first returning boat after the park opens.
2020 Bird walks are planned for January, February, March, April, October and November. For more information, call the park office at 352-628-5343.