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House Sparrow at Lake Lettuce Park near Canopy at Citrus Park in Tampa, Florida

BIRD WATCHING AT LETTUCE LAKE PARK

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Explore the great outdoors around Hillsborough County! Grab your binoculars and bird watch at Lettuce Lake Park. It's a fantastic way to appreciate local wildlife while getting some fresh air and exercise.

Luckily for residents of Canopy at Citrus Park apartments in Tampa, FL, this birding hotspot is less than a half-hour drive away.

BIRDING ON THE BOARDWALK AND BEYOND

Lettuce Lake Park covers 240 acres just outside of Tampa. When you go birding there, you can choose between a 1.25-mile trail through hardwood swamp forest or a 3,500-foot boardwalk surrounding a shallow body of water connected to the Hillsborough River. If you opt to explore the boardwalk, be sure to climb the viewing tower to get a panoramic look at the surrounding habitat.

Bird watchers have seen about 189 bird species at the park, including species he can only be found in Florida. Add a few alligator sightings into the mix, and you're looking at a fabulous day of bird watching whenever you visit Lettuce Lake Park.

ARC AT THE PARK

If you're interested in learning more about the birdlife at Lettuce Lake Park, be sure to swing by the Audubon Resource Center, also known as ARC at the Park. Educational exhibits, wildlife displays on the Hillsborough River watershed's native species, and park volunteers will help you better understand the birds you see when you explore the area.

SPECIAL BIRDING EVENTS

Connect with local bird watchers when you participate in a birding event at Lettuce Lake Park. The Tampa Audubon Society hosts a bird walk at the park on the second Saturday of every month. This program features a two-hour hike around the boardwalk and trails with loaner binoculars available for newbies and a high-powered spotting scope provided to get better looks at faraway birds.

There's so much more to living in Tampa than phenomenal birding opportunities. If you're looking for luxury apartments for rent in Tampa, FL, search no further than Canopy at Citrus Park. Contact us today and learn how to join our exciting community.

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