Florida Bird Photography Locations

Venice Rookery

City: Venice

GPS: N27 02.758 W82 24.024

The Venice Rookery is a small island. Primarily Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets & Anhingas nest there. Nesting normally starts around November with the Great Blue Herons. Other species that can be found there include Snowy & Cattle Egrets, Ibis, Black Crown Night Heron, Green Heron, Cormorants. Other Species that may pass through are Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red Shouldered Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker.

A 500mm or 600mm is ideal for this location. Smaller lenses will be useful too for flight shots. The Rookery is primarily a morning shoot, if you want the sun to your back. Evening can be good also for flight shots and silhouettes.

Directions: From I-75 exit on Jacaranda Blvd #193. Drive west to Route 41. Turn right (N) and then immediately turn left onto Annex Rd. Follow the road back unitl you see the rookery on your right, parking is on the left.