Winter Park’s abundance of lakes makes it an ideal place to view waterfowl. Our sub-tropical climate also makes the area a winter destination for many migratory species and many more migrants pass through on the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways on their way to their Caribbean and South American wintering grounds. All of the lakes in Winter Park are good places to spot waterfowl, wading birds and other species that associate with water, but for the best opportunities for seeing a wide diversity of species, check out Mead Garden at 1500 South Denning Drive, and the Howell Branch Preserve Park at 1205 Howell Branch Road. Both properties contain wetland and upland habitats and are located on stretches of Howell Branch Creek. Click here for a list of bird species that have been observed in the park maintained by the friends of Mead Garden.