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Harns Marsh

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A great place to go look at birds.


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4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

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Runnable

21' 6 m

High

16' 5 m

Low

13' 4 m

Up

12' 4 m

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1%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Birding · Geological Significance · Wildlife

Need to Know

No facilities. Just hold it.

Runner Notes

Packed gravel.

Description

This is a packed gravel/sand/dirt road designed for heavy trucks from LA-MSID to work around the perimeter of the marsh. There isn't much shade. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope to look at the pot pourri of birds. No mosquitos when I was there in March.

Flora & Fauna

The endangered (due to habitat loss) snail kite is currently found more reliably where Sunshine Blvd crosses the Able Canal. They have evolved larger beaks over the last 10 years to eat the invasive Apple Snail. Sandhill cranes are used to people and can't be bothered to get off the trail. Limpkins, vultures, and boat tailed grackles are omnipresent.

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Rick Ihnat

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Sandhill crane doesn't care much that I'm there.
Mar 28, 2021 near Buckingham, FL
Hawks always seem to be so angry at me. Seen through telescope, but later, he let me walk by without flying away.
Mar 28, 2021 near Buckingham, FL

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