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Nov 23, 2021 13:41:11   #
cony25
 
I am currently in Orlando and looking for wildlife, preferably bald eagles. Any suggestions for sightings? Best spots for photogaphy?

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Nov 23, 2021 14:54:10   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Merritt Island NW Refuge over on the East Coast near Titusville?
Take 50 east to US-1 & go north a bit.
Or 46 east to Mims and go south on US-1.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka (a one-way route).

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Nov 23, 2021 18:56:14   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
Longshadow wrote:
Merritt Island NW Refuge over on the East Coast near Titusville?
Take 50 east to US-1 & go north a bit.
Or 46 east to Mims and go south on US-1.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka (a one-way route).


Go to Orlando Wetlands Park in Christmas. A few minutes off of Hiway 50. Nice walks and lots of birding opportunities. About half an hour before Merritt Island.

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Nov 23, 2021 19:52:55   #
imagemeister Loc: Stuart, Florida
 
cony25 wrote:
I am currently in Orlando and looking for wildlife, preferably bald eagles. Any suggestions for sightings? Best spots for photogaphy?


Joe Overstreet road and landing on Lake Kissimmee - there are at least 2 nests in the area ......
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Nov 23, 2021 20:00:46   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
imagemeister wrote:
Joe Overstreet road and landing on Lake Kissimmee - there are at least 2 nests in the area ......
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Greetings! I’ll have to check that out! My last two trips to the Wetlands yielded a couple Eagles both times.

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Nov 23, 2021 20:01:36   #
a6k Loc: Detroit & Sanibel
 
Longshadow wrote:
Merritt Island NW Refuge over on the East Coast near Titusville?
Take 50 east to US-1 & go north a bit.
Or 46 east to Mims and go south on US-1.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka (a one-way route).


Both excellent.

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Nov 23, 2021 20:02:02   #
a6k Loc: Detroit & Sanibel
 
imagemeister wrote:
Joe Overstreet road and landing on Lake Kissimmee - there are at least 2 nests in the area ......
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Excellent.

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Nov 24, 2021 06:05:34   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Try the Circle B Bar preserve in Lakeland, a short drive from Orlando. You won't be disappointed.

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Nov 24, 2021 07:58:39   #
ClarkJohnson Loc: Fort Myers, FL and Cohasset, MA
 
Another vote for Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive.

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Nov 24, 2021 08:12:16   #
Geofw Loc: UK, now Davenport Florida
 
cony25 wrote:
I am currently in Orlando and looking for wildlife, preferably bald eagles. Any suggestions for sightings? Best spots for photogaphy?


Hi Cony25
Friends did an airboat ride with "Airboat rides at Midway" last week they said there were lots of eagles.
Unfortunately this is one time he didn't take his camera!
I would also suggest Lake Apopka wildlife drive and my favorite place Circle B reserve.

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Nov 24, 2021 09:12:36   #
GLSmith Loc: Tampa, Fl
 
Depending where you live in Orlando, you may also head west on I-4 to the east side of Lakeland to the Circle B Bar Reserve. https://polknature.com/explore/circle-b-bar-reserve The Bald Eagles are favorites of photographers, maps & other photographers as well as staff will guide you on where to go. Also plan on seeing all sorts of wildlife

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Nov 24, 2021 13:34:24   #
The Capt.
 
Merritt Island National Wildlife Preserve. If you are there at the right time and place you will find lots of birds, hogs alligators and maybe more.

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Nov 24, 2021 18:59:10   #
djlouden Loc: Ocala, Florida
 
You're not far from Vierra Wetlands. I've gotten a few good eagle shots there.

https://viera.com/attractions/viera-wetlands

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Nov 27, 2021 11:46:10   #
cony25
 
Wow, thank you !! I went to lake Apopka yesterday, saw tons of birds but no eagles :(.
More than 300 bird species live there, quite impressive.

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Nov 27, 2021 12:54:20   #
ClarkJohnson Loc: Fort Myers, FL and Cohasset, MA
 
cony25 wrote:
Wow, thank you !! I went to lake Apopka yesterday, saw tons of birds but no eagles :(.
More than 300 bird species live there, quite impressive.


Impressive indeed. The eagles we have seen there (last April) were in the stands of trees as you leave the levees and head towards the exit.

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