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The Wilderness Park along the Hillsborough River is known for its wildlife observation. We hope you will enjoy spotting and watching the many species that call the Hillsborough River home.

Almost always seen

_____ great blue heron
_____ anhinga
_____ white ibis
_____ osprey
_____ red-shouldered hawk
_____ black vulture
_____ turkey vulture
_____ alligator
_____ Florida red-bellied turtle
_____ peninsula cooter


Often seen

_____ limpkin
_____ black-crowned night heron
_____ green-backed heron
_____ tricolored heron
_____ pileated woodpecker
_____ cardinal
_____ belted kingfisher
_____ great egret
_____ snowy egret
_____ barred owl
_____ eastern phoebe
_____ tufted titmouse
_____ red-winged blackbird
_____ double-breasted cormorant
_____ wild hogs
_____ deer
_____ gray squirrel


Occasionally or
at certain times of year seen


_____ roseatte spoonbill
_____ wood stork
_____ pied-billed grebe
_____ prothonotary warbler
_____ blue-gray gnatcatcher
_____ American robin
_____ wild turkey
_____ great horned owl
_____ yellow-crowned night heron
_____ bald eagle
_____ river otter
_____ raccoon
_____ wood duck
_____ Florida banded water snake (non-poisonous)
_____ brown water snake (non-poisonous)
_____ water moccasin (poisonous)