eBird Trail Tracker
Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.
eBird Trail Tracker
The return of these striking beauties, the swallow-tailed kite, is celebrated each spring.
If you hate mosquitoes, you'll love our flying friends! Forty thousand Brazilian free-tailed bats live in the Refuge's giant bat house.
Forestry on the Refuge
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was carved out of a pine plantation made of row upon row of non-native pines.
The Refuge uses rotations of planned strategic fires to replenish the land.
Let Us Know What Birds You Are Seeing!
Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird Trail Tracker is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. A birder simply enters when, where, and how they went birding, then fills out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. The link below allows you to set-up an account in eBird to submit your observations. The Refuge appreciates you entering your bird sightings on the eBird online checklist program. For more information about eBird go to: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/ eBird On-line Program to Submit Observations
About the Complex
An administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location.
Lower Suwannee is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Y'all Stop In!
Information on how to purchase a permit online and to view the Lower Suawanee NWR hunting regulations . . .Hunting Permits Online
If it's your first visit, stop by the office for a warm welcome, maps, paddling information,and coloring books for the kids. A view of the historic Suwannee River is just 1/4 mile away on the River Trail.Plan Your Visit
These artful flyers catch everyone's eye as they flick their tail and slice sky, disappearing momentarily. Spring is heralded by their return to the Lower Suwannee.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Perfect clouds over Suwannee River / © M. Pearson, Belted kingfisher / L. Woodward, USFWS, Brazilian free-tailed baby bat / © K. Glover, Univ FL, Little grebe juvenile / L. Woodward, USFWS, White-tailed deer buck, Swallow-tailed kite / © Artur Pedziwilk
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016