Featured Species

The Lower Suwannee NWR was established to protect and conserve wildlife and habitat on an ecosystem level, thus all species that use the refuge are of equal importance. However, USFWS trust species take a higher precedence than state managed species such as migratory birds and listed species.

Bald eagle up close with wing raised

A large raptor, the bald eagle has a wingspread of about seven feet. Adults have a dark brown body and wings, white head and tail, and a yellow beak. Juveniles are mostly brown with white mottling on the body, tail, and undersides of wings. Adult plumage usually is obtained by the sixth year. In...

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