Birdwatching Anyone?

Central Florida is a great place for birdwatching!  There are many ideal places to check out the various feathered species – some favorites include Lake Louisa State Park, Oakland Nature Preserve, Wekiva State Park, Lake Apopka Restoration Area…or your own backyard!  This handsome guy decided to hang out in my tree for a while.  Whether you have a lakefront home or live in the country there are plenty of opportunities to take in nature’s beauty from your own home.

Florida has the greatest bird diversity east of the Mississippi River with more than 500 species calling the Sunshine State home. More than 360 of those species can be found in Clermont and surrounding areas. Our many lakes and parks make this area a preferred location for our feathered friends.

The Lake Apopka Restoration Project has had a particular focusbird on cultivating the bird population and welcomes birders. Today the Project boasts:

  • Raptors: Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Swallow-tailed Kites and Northern Harrier hawks
  • Wading birds: Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Snowy Egrets and Purple Gallinules
  • Waterfowl: Anhingas, Ring-necked Ducks and Mottled Ducks

Additionally, the area celebrates our bird population and beautiful natural surroundings with the Wings and Wildflowers Festival at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg in October and Birdapalooza at Magnolia Park in Apopka in February (links below).

Interested in bringing nature to your backdoor with a lakefront home or rural property?

I would be pleased to show you the diverse options that Clermont and surrounding areas offer.

I have extensive knowledge of the real estate market in the Clermont area.  If you would like assistance buying or selling real estate in Clermont, please contact me directly on my cell at 321/297-5465. See more at


About Carol Kneller

Carol Kneller is a REALTOR with Avalar Real Estate in Clermont, Florida. She can usually be found on the golf course if it's a day that ends in Y. To contact Carol about Real Estate in the South Lake area, call (321) 297-5465.

Carol Kneller is a Licensed REALTOR® with Avalar Real Estate of Clermont, Florida at 17301 Pagonia Rd., Suite 300