Important News About Harns Marsh

There are some things happening at Harns Marsh that you might be pleased to know about:

1)  The south canal is again accessible by foot and bicycle. The chain-link barrier that was recently installed is no longer padlocked at the pedestrian gate. So, the south canal area can be quickly accessed, plus you can now do a loop of the entire marsh!
2)  An inaugural, two-day (Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 10) Wings Over Water Festival at Harns will be celebrating the diversity of southwest Florida’s water, land, and wildlife with seminars, exhibits, birding and family activities.  Detailed information can be found at:
And, here’s a total of 62 species in a composite of two days of counts (Friday and Saturday) done by Bird Patrol that represents the entire loop:

American Wigeon

Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal

Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Wood Stork
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Swallow-tailed Kite
Snail Kite
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
American Kestrel
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Wilson’s Snipe
Western Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Fish Crow
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird
Northern Parula
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
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