Harns Marsh

Harns Marsh is located in the eastern portion of Lee County located off of Sunshine Blvd in Lehigh Acres. In the late 1980’s, East County Water Control District transformed the 578-acre farmland into an active stormwater facility helping to filter water and reduce flooding to the Orange River. The water control structures have helped create a lush habitat for snail kites, limpkin and more than 160 species of animals.
Getting there: From Lee Blvd, head north on Sunshine Blvd, turn left on Olive, and then turn left on 38th. Continue to the Marsh.
To download a pdf of the current Harns Marsh Bird List, click
here :

Checklist for Harns Marsh as of January 28, 2016
compiled by Lee County Bird Patrol


WATERFOWL
___Black-bellied Whistling Duck
___Fulvous Whistling-Duck

___
Swan goose
___Wood duck
___Mallard
___Mottled duck
___Northern Shoveler
___Northern Pintail
___Ring-necked duck
___Lesser scaup
___Redhead
___Gadwall
___American wigeon
___Blue-winged teal
___Green-winged teal
___Hooded merganser
___Red-breasted Merganser
___Ruddy Duck
___Muscovy (non-native)


LOONS and GREBES
___Common loon
___
Pied-billed grebe

PELICANS, CORMORANTS & ALLIES
___
Brown pelican
___
American white pelican
___Double-crested cormorant
___Anhinga

HERONS, IBIS, AND STORKS
___
American bittern
___Least Bittern

___Great blue heron
___Great blue heron (White morph)
___Great egret
___Snowy egret
___Little blue heron
___Tricolored heron
___Cattle egret
___Green heron
___Black crowned night-heron
___Yellow crowned night-heron
___White ibis
___Glossy ibis
___Roseate Spoonbill
___Wood stork

VULTURES & DIURNAL RAPTORS
___Black vulture
___Turkey vulture
___Crested Caracara
___Osprey
___Swallow-tailed kite
___Snail kite
___Bald eagle
___Sharp-shinned hawk
___Cooper’s hawk
___Northern harrier
___Short-tailed hawk
___Red-shouldered hawk
___Broad-winged hawk
___Red-tailed hawk
___Peregrine Falcon
___Merlin
___American kestrel

PARROTS & ALLIES
___
Monk Parakeet

TURKEYS & QUAIL
___
Wild turkey
___Northern bobwhite

OWLS
___Barn owl
___Barred owl
___Great Horned Owl
___Eastern Screech owl

SWIFTS
___
Chimney swift

HUMMINGBIRDS
___
Ruby-throated hummingbird

GOATSUCKERS
___
Common Nighthawk
___Chuck-will’s-widow
___Eastern Whip-poor-will

RAILS, CRANES & ALLIES
___King rail
___Virginia rail
___Sora

___Common Gallinule
___Purple Gallinule
___Gray-headed Swamphen
___American coot
___Limpkin
___Sandhill crane

SHOREBIRDS
___
Killdeer
___Semipalmated Plover
___Black-bellied Plover
___Black-necked stilt
___Greater yellowlegs
___Lesser yellowlegs
___Willet
___Marbled Godwit
___Ruddy Turnstone
___Long-billed dowitcher
___Short-billed dowitcher
___Sanderling
___Dunlin
___Western sandpiper
___Semi-palmated sandpiper
___Least sandpiper
___Spotted sandpiper
___Solitary sandpiper
___Stilt sandpiper
___Pectoral sandpiper
___White-rumped sandpiper
___Wilson’s snipe
___American woodcock

GULLS AND TERNS
___Laughing Gull
___Ring-billed Gull
___Herring Gull
___Gull-billed Tern
___Royal Tern
___Sandwich Tern
___Black Skimmer
___Caspian Tern
___Forster’s Tern
___Least Tern

PIGEONS AND DOVES
___Rock Pigeon
___Eurasian Collared Dove
___Mourning dove
___White-winged dove
___Common ground dove

CUCKOOS & ALLIES
___Yellow-billed Cuckoo

KINGFISHERS & ALLIES
___Belted kingfisher

WOODPECKERS
___
Red-bellied woodpecker
___Red-headed woodpecker
___Downy woodpecker
___Hairy woodpecker
___Northern flicker
___Pileated woodpecker
___Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
___
Eastern wood pewee
___Acadian Flycatcher
___Eastern phoebe
___Great-crested flycatcher
___Western kingbird

___
Eastern kingbird

SHRIKES & VIREOS
___
Loggerhead shrike
___White-eyed vireo
___Blue-headed vireo
___Red-eyed vireo

JAYS & CROWS
___
Blue jay
___American crow
___Fish crow
___Florida scrub-jay

MARTINS & SWALLOWS
___
Purple martin
___Tree swallow
___Barn swallow
___Bank swallow
___Cliff swallow
___Northern Rough-winged Swallow

CHICKADEES & TITMOUSE
___Tufted titmouse

NUTHATCHES AND CREEPERS
___Brown-headed nuthatch

WRENS
___
Carolina wren
___Marsh wren
___House wren
___Sedge wren

KINGLETS & GNATCATCHERS
___Ruby-crowned Kinglet
___Blue-gray gnatcatcher

THRUSHES
___American Robin

CATBIRDS, THRASHERS & MOCKINGBIRDS
___
Gray catbird
___Northern mockingbird
___Brown thrasher

STARLINGS AND WAXWINGS
___Cedar Waxwing
___
European starling

WAGTAILS AND PIPITS
___American pipit

WOOD WARBLERS
___Orange-crowned warbler
___Palm warbler
___Prairie warbler
___Yellow-rumped warbler
___Pine warbler
___Black and white warbler
___Yellow-throated warbler
___Black-throated Green warbler
___Northern parula
___Magnolia warbler
___Hooded Warbler
___Common yellowthroat
___Ovenbird
___Northern Waterthrush

SPARROWS
___Eastern Towhee
___Bachman’s sparrow
___Grasshopper Sparrow
___Chipping Sparrow
___Saltmarsh Sparrow
___Savannah sparrow
___Vesper sparrow
___Swamp Sparrow

BOBOLINK
___
Bobolink

CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS & ALLIES
___
Summer tanager
___
Northern cardinal
___Blue Grosbeak
___Indigo Bunting

BLACKBIRDS
___
Bronzed Cowbird
___
Brown-headed Cowbird
___
Red-winged blackbird
___Eastern Meadowlark
___Common grackle
___Boat-tailed grackle

ICTERIDS
___
Orchard Oriole

FINCHES AND OLD-WORLD SPARROWS
___
House Sparrow
___American Goldfinch


197 species



REPTILES
___
American alligator
___Brown anole (non-native)
___Eastern Glass Lizard
___Striped Mud Turtle
___Snapping Turtle
___Peninsular cooter
___Soft shelled turtle
___Gopher tortoise
___Florida cottonmouth
___Bluestripe Garter Snake
___Ribbon Snake
___Corn Snake
___Black Racer

AMPHIBIANS
___
Pig frog
___Southern cricket frog
___Southern leopard frog
___Green tree frog

MAMMALS
___River otter
___Raccoon
___Bobcat
___Marsh Rabbit
___Fox squirrel

BUTTERFLIES
___
Black swallowtail
___Gulf fritillary
___Zebra longwing
___White peacock
___Palamedes
___Monarch