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What May I See?
exciting wildlife 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 red-shouldered hawk white ibis
great blue heron red-shouldered hawk white ibis
Florida red-bellied turtle black vulture alligator
Florida red-bellied turtle black vulture alligator
anhinga peninsula cooter
anhinga peninsula cooter

little blue heron
osprey
turkey vulture


Often seen

black-crowned night heron tricolored heron great egret
black-crowned
night heron
tricolored heron great egret
  barred owl  
  barred owl  

limpkin
green-backed heron
pileated woodpecker
cardinal
belted kingfisher
snowy egret
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
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 mocassin (poisonous)


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