Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Interpretive Programs & Events

National Wildlife Refuge Week
October 12-18, 2008


October 12: The Big Sit!
October 12 - 17: Kayak Tours to Pelican Island
October 17: Tree planting and Kayak tour for kids
October 18: Beginning Bird Watching Tour

Interpretive Programs

Beginning Bird Watching Tours

  • October 2008 - March 2009 -- 8am-11pm
  • 18 October, 2008 - Season Kick Off
  • Other dates to be announced

Reservations are not required. Participants should meet at the Pelican Island Welcome and Orientation Area, the first parking area located on north Historic Jungle Trail.

Suggested Items to bring

  • Binoculars
  • camera
  • bird id book
  • comfortable shoes
  • water

What to expect

Participants should expect to walk up to 1-1/2 miles over the course of the 3-hour tour.

Over 130 species of birds use the refuge year round and the refuge is popular for a variety of water birds during winter migration season. The tour will visit a popular birding spot on Bird's Impoundment Trail and then tour The Centennial Trail, which culminates to an ADA observation tower overlooking the Pelican Island Rookery.


Special Events

17th Annual

Pelican Island Wildlife Festival

March 14, 2009

2009 event information coming soon

2008 Event Information


Last updated: September 18, 2009