Featured Species

Although Parker River NWR was established to protect migratory birds, countless other species have benefited from these protections. Today, the refuge is home to over 300 species of birds, and countless other mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and plants. Please note, all of the animals that live on the refuge are wild. Never approach or attempt to feed any wildlife.

Size: 18 cm (7.25 in) in length. Color: Breeding season: Pale brown above, lighter below; black band across forehead; bill orange with black tip; legs orange; white rump. Male: Complete or incomplete black band encircles the body at the breast. Female: Paler head band; incomplete breast band....

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