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Babcock Webb WMA Field Trip

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 29200 Tucker Grade, Punta Gorda, FL 33955


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The Babcock Webb Wildlife Management Area is a birding hot spot.  It is home to numerous resident and migratory birds including hawks, wood storks, wild turkeys, Bachman's sparrows, and brown-headed nuthatches. A varitey of warblers are common during the winter. The Eastern bluebird and many other birds are found here. Babcock is a refuge for the endangered Red0cockaded Woodpecker.

We will drive the roads of the WMA looking for birds, especially the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.  We will make frequent stops to look for birds - little walking will be involved. 

Babcock Webb WMA is located about 40 miles south of Venice and takes about 40 minutes to drive there, depending on where you live.  Take I-75 South to Exit 158.  Tuen left onto Tucker Grade Road and follow it to the WMA.  At the entrance kiosk take an envelope and deposit the daily use fee of $6 per car.  Then proceed to the campground.  We will meet by the toilets.

Host:  Bill Fairbank,

Liability waiver is required for all participants.  Please download and complete the liability waiver to bring with you to the event.

Registration is appreciated but not required.



Telephone: 941-496-8984

Sarasota County Call Center: 941-861-5000 (General information and directions)


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