Birding hot spot with many species of ducks, herons, egrets, hawks and passerines frequently seen in large numbers. Bald Eagles, American Bitterns, Purple Gallinules and Soras possible. Trip has three parts, allowing flexibility in distance walked. Park in the county parking lot, next to the restrooms, then meet across the street on the boardwalk, 6888 Palmer Blvd. at 9 a.m. Betty and Hal Holcomb, 860-982-3635, and Joyce Leary.