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Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands

The Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands, on the south side of Lake Hancock, is a restricted-access SWFWMD property that is sometimes open for birders. It's always fun to get to go there! You can find a wide variety of species, which is a little unusual for inland Central Florida.

Photography advice: Take your longest lens. The birds are usually far away.

Visit the SWFWMD Lake Hancock Outfall Treatment Project website.


Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands March Field Trip

Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands March Field Trip - March 2015

My dad and I enjoyed the March field trip to the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands. The winter birds have left and nesting has begun!Read More


January Field Trip – Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands

January Field Trip – Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands - January 2015

The January field trip to the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands was photography paradise. 32 Fulvous Whistling Ducks! Flight shots galore...Read More


Lakeland Christmas Bird Count 2014

Lakeland Christmas Bird Count 2014 - December 2014

I helped survey the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands for the 2014 Lakeland Christmas Bird Count. Rarities included avocets, stilts, Snail Kites Read More


Rare Birds at the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands

Rare Birds at the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands - November 2014

I got to see American Avocets, Stilt Sandpipers, Black-necked Stilts, and Snail Kites this morning at the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands!Read More


Lakeland Christmas Bird Count 2013 – I Found Pelicans!

Lakeland Christmas Bird Count 2013 – I Found Pelicans! - December 2013

I participated in the 2013 Lakeland Christmas Bird Count. Rarites included Nelson's Sparrow, Franklin's Gull, and White-Faced Ibis.Read More