Guide to Polk  

Polk Popular With Many Birds

By TOM PALMER
THE LEDGER



Polk County is a great place to look for birds.

More than 250 species have been reported.

Polk is home to many species that are uncommon in more urban parts of the state. Florida specialties such as crested caracaras, Florida scrub-jays, limpkins, bluebirds, wild turkeys and sandhill cranes are seen regularly in the county's outlying areas.
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When birdwatchers think of Polk County, the first place they mention is Circle B Bar Reserve, a county-run nature park on 4399 Winter Lake Road between Lakeland and Bartow. The former ranch contains a network of trails that offers great view of everything from songbirds to ducks and wading birds. Circle B also contains a visitor center and environmental education center.

Title City
Circle B Bar Reserve Lakeland
Gator Creek Reserve Lakeland
Colt Creek State Park Lakeland
Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Lake Wales Ridge State Forest Frostproof
IMC-Agrico Peace River Park Homeland
Lake Kissimmee State Park Lake Wales
Saddle Creek Park And Campground Lakeland


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