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❑ Bald Eagle

Viera Wetlands

Birding Guide

The Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera consists of four shallow, man-made marshes surrounding a deep lake, with earthen berms that allow visitors access throughout the site. Pedestrians, vehicles, and bicyclists share the berm road, so please drive carefully. The function of the wetlands is to polish reclaimed water from the adjacent treatment plant. They were named in memory of Ritch Grissom, a longtime employee of Brevard County, who worked at the facility. For recent wildlife sightings, upcoming events, and current hours of operation, please visit the volunteer website: FriendsOfViera.org. Additional information is available at the official Brevard County website: GrissomWetlands.org. South Central Regional Wastewater System 10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fl 32940

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❑ Mottled Duck

❑ Anhinga

❑ Purple Gallinule

❑ Green Heron

❑ Double-crested Cormorant

❑ Northern Shoveler

❑ Least Bittern

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❑ Pied-billed Grebe

❑ Black-bellied Whistling Duck

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❑ Blue-winged Teal

❑ Hooded Merganser

❑ Ring-necked Duck

❑ Glossy Ibis

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❑ Belted Kingfisher

❑ Northern Cardinal

❑ Northern Mockingbird

❑ Sandhill Crane

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❑ Red-bellied Woodpecker

❑ American Kestrel

❑ Loggerhead Shrike

❑ Roseate Spoonbill

❑ Tree Swallow

❑ Red-shouldered Hawk

❑ Crested Caracara

❑ Eastern Phoebe Arnold Dubin

❑ Wilson’s Snipe

❑ Northern Harrier

❑ Osprey

❑ Fish Crow

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❑ Killdeer

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❑ European Starling

❑ Cattle Egret Jamie Drake

❑ Palm Warbler

❑ Common Yellowthroat

❑ Black-crowned Night Heron

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❑ White Ibis Jay Wherley

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