Photography is permitted from the observation platform, eagle overlook tower, hiking trails, and from the auto tour pull-offs and roadside shoulders.
Refuge wetlands can attract 400,000 snow geese during spring (February and March) and fall (November and December) migrations. Sometimes up to a million birds, if conditions are ideal.
The refuge’s location is excellent for bald eagle and snow geese photography. Average bald eagle numbers peak at 250-300 birds (November and December) in the fall migration. Peak numbers of spring shorebirds can be observed in April and May. Species observed include yellowlegs, plovers, dowitchers, and many more. Look for shorebirds in their mud flat habitats on the refuge.