Wildlife & Habitat

Noxubee NWR

"In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous." —Aristotle

  • Alligator


    Spring and fall seasons are the best times to see alligators on our refuge!

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  • Red-cockaded Woopecker

    Red-cockaded Woodpecker

    This endangered species can be seen more commonly during the spring when they are nesting.

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  • Other Common Wildlife

    Wildlife and Habitat - Other Wildlife

     Though not commonly seen during daylight hours, river otter, raccoon, skunk, beaver, and opossum are among some of the more common refuge residents. Bobcats and foxes are also frequently seen crossing the roads or slipping through the vegetation early in the mornings.

  • Bottomland Hardwood Habitat

    Hardwood Habitat

    Almost half of the Refuge is mature bottomland hardwood forest. Bottomlands are wetlands located in the floodplain of Noxubee River and its tributaries. Approximately 22,000 acres (over 34 square miles) of bottomlands on the Refuge are forested with oaks, other hardwood trees, and bald cypress.

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