Lake Apopka hosts a myriad of bird and other wildlife. The new wildlife drive is awesome!
Take your longest lens for the birds and wildlife. Don't forget a wide angle for scenic shots of the lake shore! Consider checking eBird for rare bird sightings before you go. Finish your day with sunset at Magnolia Park (the adjacent boat ramp is always open).
The wildlife drive is only open Friday through Sunday and federal holidays.
Lake Apopka Blog Archives
- Sunset photos taken over Lake Apopka from the Magnolia Park Boat Ramp
- A morning of bird flight photography with the Barn Swallow aerial acrobats as they dive-bombed insects in mid-air
- Beautiful morning of springtime photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, with nesting Anhgina & herons, Caspian Terns in flight
- A pair of Blue-winged Teals surprised me when they mated on a cold morning in January. I guess spring is on the way!
- Another evening of sunset photography at Lake Apopka. The sky was on fire and the sunset was beautiful!
- A cold breezy morning was still good for photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive - Drake Canvasback, Yellow Warbler, and American Bittern
- Photos of a beautiful winter sunset over Lake Apopka
- An Ash-throated Flycatcher, several kinds of sparrows, and a Painted Bunting posed for my camera at Lust Road
- A quick photography expedition to Magnolia Park to photograph a winter sunset over Lake Apopka
- A cloudy winter morning of bird photography at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Morning yielded my lifer Gray-headed Swamphen along with several good Northern Harrier fly-bys
- A November photography trip to Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded wintering ducks, a cooperative Belted Kingfisher, and fish for breakfast!
- A morning of bird photography at Lake Apopka Wildife Drive where the Crazy U was busy with warblers. Yellow Warblers, Northern Waterthrush
- A family of Black-necked Stilts posed nice and close at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
- A summer day at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (LAWD) yielded a wading bird feeding frenzy, lots of Green Herons, begging Barn Swallows, and a singing Indigo Bunting
- Gray skies, moisture-filled air...but the Gray Kingbird put on a good show for me, as did the begging juvenile Barn Swallows and the tiny Black-necked Stilt babies.
- Nature therapy at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive included migrating Bobolinks and nesting residents like Common Gallinules, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Black-necked Stilts
- Both springtime and Red-Winged Blackbirds are in the air at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive! Nesting is underway as birds molt into their breeding plumage
- You can spend a whole morning photographing birds at Lust Road. Yesterday's highlights included Ash-throated Flycatcher and Western Kingbird
- Beautiful January morning of photography at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, where Painted Buntings and Northern Harriers charmed my lens and the Pied-billed Grebes are already courting
- Fantastic photography at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (LAWD) on a sunny winter morning. Ash-throated Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher, Horned Grebe, and more!