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The refuge provides undisturbed nesting habitat for a variety of wading birds. Great egrets, great blue herons, double-crested cormorants and black-crowned night-herons are common nesting birds on the island. Less common are snowy egrets and little blue herons. As the trees covering the island matured the shrub loving black-crowned night-heron numbers decreased. The refuge began cutting trees each year to encourage sprouting, creating a shrub layer for these nesting birds.
While limited opportunities are available on the island, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.