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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
  • little 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)
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Canoe Escape, Inc.
9335 E. Fowler Avenue
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
ph: 813-986-2067
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