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Venice Area Audubon Society

#10 of 59 things to do in Venice Features Animals
4002 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5030
+1 941-496-8984
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Great place for wildlife photography

Great herons, egrets, cormorants and other nesting birds on a small tree filled island in a pond... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Kyle S
Blue herons, egrets and more

Tucked away behind town offices. Island filled with nesting egrets, herons, cormorants and more... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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“small lake” (12 reviews)
“tiny island” (8 reviews)
“great egrets” (7 reviews)
4002 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5030
+1 941-496-8984
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Great herons, egrets, cormorants and other nesting birds on a small tree filled island in a pond. Come during the nesting season and see many bird families on this rookery.

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Tucked away behind town offices. Island filled with nesting egrets, herons, cormorants and more. Great spot for close photography

Thank lma2013
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The locals call this the rookery. There is a small tree filled island located in a pond, and it is filled with migrating birds of all kinds. Listening to the birds and their chicks is quite the sound. In the evening, they find a perch...More

Thank NLTurtle
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stumbled across this tonight it was fascinating watching the birds settle in! Lotsof nests with mothers and babies, thenthe bats came out,so worth it

1  Thank radman99
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is also known as the Rookery. It is a small pond with a center island, We saw several kinds of herons, ibis, anhingas. ,cormorants,and the most adorable great blue heron hatching,,,little fuzz balls. I had forgotten my binoculars but the Audubon volunteer had a...More

1  Thank avislou
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The place is small. It is all about a man made lake with a little island that they call the "rookery" , that seems to be a favoured place for "mating". Great for photographers.

2  Thank caperbeach
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Frankly, it sounded like such a yawn. Lots of birds flying back to this tiny island in a slightly larger pond at sunset. But, we decided to take it in with some friends who were visiting. And our eyes were opened. Of all the things...More

2  Thank Sally G
Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are shelters set up and benches for the bird watchers to observe nesting water birds on the island rookery. Plenty of parking is available and many bring telescopes to observe the Ospreys, spoonbills, herons, egrets, and other water centric species. A great place to...More

3  Thank Rod K
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Small but amazing area of nesting birds just feet off-shore in the lake. It's an easy walk around this small lake and an amazing view of the nesting birds.

2  Thank cararro
Reviewed 16 November 2016

There is a pond in this small park which you can walk all the way around. There is also a covered pavilion. Bring your binoculars and cameras. The abundance of birds is stunning. Check out the back yards on the far side of the pond....More

3  Thank Tom P
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23 January 2017|
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Response from charkee | Reviewed this property |
The rookery is about 24 yards away from where you'll be standing
9 March 2016|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Went to the rookery last evening. Nestlings, especially herons are near adult size. Ibis are more like babies. I can't say what it would be like by April.Nevertheless, I can say that the rookery will be a great place for... More
2 February 2015|
Response from mjrunderwater | Reviewed this property |
We are renters ourselves, so we do not have anything available. I would suggest trying some of the real estate companies in Venice.