Phinizy Swamp Nature Park has been designated as a Global Audubon designated Important Bird Area. On any given day at the park, birders are sure to catch glimpses of an astonishing array of song birds, wading birds, birds of prey, waterfowl, and many other types of birds — making the Nature Park the perfect place for birding enthusiasts to wander!
Botanical diversity at the Nature Park rivals that of our bird diversity! The Nature Park encompasses a wide variety of habitats, ensuring sightings of everything from stately cypress and oaks, to colorful wildflowers, to epiphytes, to our many wetland species.
Birds and plants are certainly not the only wildlife the Nature Park has to offer, although they are the species you are most likely to see! There are elusive invertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and mammals that provide fascinating encounters for the patient (and quiet) visitor. Pay special attention to all the activity around Butler Creek, you will be glad you did.