April 4, 2024
Fort DeSoto, 3500 Pinellas Bayway South St. Petersburg, FL. 33715. Meet at the Mulberry McDonald’s at 6:30 a.m. for a 7:00 a.m. departure. Bring binoculars, scopes, lunch, walkie-talkies, etc. We will hike between 2 and 3 miles, as well as driving and stopping for observation. Enroute to the park, will stop at the I-275 North Rest Area for a restroom break and some birding. We will then proceed to the first pond at Pinellas Bayway, then the duck ponds. Next, we will go to the boat ramp for some birding and restroom break. The entrance fee is $5 per car and is payable at kiosks located in the park.