The Top Birding Hot Spots in Martin County

Nestled along Florida’s picturesque Treasure Coast, Martin County beckons birding enthusiasts with its diverse ecosystems and rich avian tapestry. From the tranquil shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the meandering waterways of the St. Lucie River, this coastal hideaway boasts an abundance of birding opportunities sure to captivate both seasoned birdwatchers and casual nature lovers alike. With over 300 species of birds calling Martin County home throughout the year, including resident species and migratory visitors, the region offers a mosaic of habitats ranging from pristine beaches and marshlands to lush forests and mangrove swamps.

In Martin County, birding isn’t just a hobby – it’s a way of life deeply ingrained in the fabric of the community. Whether you’re exploring the 16 different communities of Jonathan Dickinson State Park or marveling at the seabirds soaring above The Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve, every corner of the county offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness the beauty of our feathered friends up close. With expert guides, well-maintained trails, and an unwavering commitment to conservation, Martin County stands as a premier destination for birding enthusiasts seeking to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Florida’s vibrant avian ecosystem. You can even keep your eyes peeled for free birding programs offered through organizations like Audubon of Martin County and Explore Natural Martin (our in-house ecotourism program).

Our friends at Audubon have curated the top 12 birding hot spots in Martin County. These are listed by number of species seen at each location. You can also find their full Martin County Bird Checklist here.


bird at Audubon of Martin County

Birdwatching with Audubon of Martin County

1. Jonathan Dickinson State Park

16540 SE Federal Hwy
Hobe Sound, FL  33455

2. Savannas Preserve State Park

4698 NE Savannah Rd
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

3.  DuPuis Management Area

23500 SW Kanner Hwy
Canal Point, FL  33438

4. Possum Long Nature Center

621 SE Palm Beach Road
Stuart, FL  34994

5. Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area

Fox Brown Road & Hiking Trail
Palm City, FL 34990

6. Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina

1585 SE MacArthur Blvd
Stuart, FL 34996

7. Indian Riverside Park

1707 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

8. Hungryland Wildlife and Environmental Area

Pratt Whitney Rd
Indiantown, FL 34956

9. Sandsprit Park

3443 SE St. Lucie Blvd.
Stuart, FL  34997

10. Halpatiokee Regional Park

8303 SW Lost River Road
Stuart, FL 34997
(off I-95 at Kanner Hwy)

11. Kitching Creek Preserve & Central Flow Way

6125 SE 138th St
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

12.  Haney Creek Park

391 NW Baker Rd
Stuart, FL 34994

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