Sanibel Island is home to a unique sub species of rice rat found nowhere else in the world, the Sanibel Rice Rat. Learn more about the small mammal surveys conducted by Refuge biology staff and interns to monitor the threatened population.
Watch this video to prepare you for the beautiful scenery and wildlife you can experience when you visit the Refuge. This 90-second masterpiece succinctly captures the essence of the Refuge and proves that "Ding" Darling NWR truly is America's birding hotspot.
Take a glimpse of what wildlife is out and about on Wildlife Drive through the live Refuge camera. The camera is positioned on the top of the observation tower, located 2 miles into the Drive, and can be rotated 360 degrees.
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