138 acres (55 hectares)
In the city of Palm Bay, in southern Brevard County, approximately 2 miles (3.6 km) inland of the Indian River.
A small park surrounded by residential development. The Sanctuary receives 25,000 recreationists annually.
Exceptional diversity and numbers of Neotropical migrants; and significant natural habitats
Turkey Creek Sanctuary supports an exceptional diversity of Neotropical migrants, especially wood-warblers, primarily in fall.
exotic plants, habitat succession
The Sanctuary is surrounded by residential development, which makes prescribed burning of fire-dependent habitats dangerous. Mechanical treatment is used as a substitute ? Exotic plants are controlled by park staff and volunteers.
City of Palm Bay and Audubon of Florida
*temperate hammock, sand pine scrub, fields, riverine
*recreation, conservation, environmental education