One of the best times of the year for birding!
Abundance of shorebirds, waterfowl, wading birds, passerines, and raptors.
Alligators can be seen on cold mornings basking in the sun.
Neo-tropical migratory birds are present and start migrating through march.
Impoundment drawdown to coincide with shorebird migration.
Osprey nesting peak in March.
Some adult spoonbills leave the Refuge to head to nesting grounds in March. Juveniles are present year-round.
Cold water fish species present in the Refuge during January and February.
Speckled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and Redfish in the impoundments on Wildlife Drive.