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Pelican Island

History of Pelican Isand NWR

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Learn about when the refuge was born and hear the Paul Kroegel story, historic milestones, and good information and significant dates after the first refuge was born !

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Found Wildlife


Have you found a baby bird in your yard? See an injured bird on the road? Racoons in your attic?

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Come and Visit

Wildlife Tours

Centennial Trail Boardwalk

FREE Wildlife Tours ! Join refuge volunteers as we take you on a journey through the refuge to observe wildlife.

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About the Complex

Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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