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Thank you! That was our singular goal Friday - too see these guys. We had one accidental sighting last month, when a juvie, apparently made a wrong turn with a group of semi-palmateds & sanderlings and ended up just slightly inland from this location, feeding at the edge of a small creek.
It is, although in terms of world class zoos, not so much. Still they do care for the animals well and they all have space to roam, good food etc. But in terms of birding it's a fun place - several of the security stations have bird feeders. We go there about once a month just to relax and unwind. The last time we went was a school afternoon. One section allows feeding of animals (their normal pelleted rations)and obviously not many had been through, so the crowned crane and some asian antelopes and deer practically pushed their heads in the window even though we didn't have food. All in all, I do recommend it and yes, you'll see acorn woodpeckers. Go early, before there are so many cars you can't just hang out and watch them