The refuge offers many scenic vistas of hardwood forest, wetland, and grassland habitats. Visitors can see Henslow’s sparrows, cerulean warblers, worm-eating warblers and other migratory birds. River otters, bobcat and other mammals are also common.The diverse wildlife and landscape beauty create excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. In December the refuge conducts a Christmas Bird Count. The May Day Bird Count is the second Saturday in May. Breeding bird and Henslow’s sparrow surveys occur throughout the summer. The refuge conducts special birding tours upon request (see bird check list below for a complete list of species seen on the refuge). Volunteers are always welcome to assist with crawfish frog surveys in the spring and the North American Butterfly Survey in mid-summer.