An image of two people birding with binoculars.

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge was established as a wintering area for migratory birds and continues this role today. It’s 35,000 acres provide a great diversity of habitats including forested wetlands, upland hardwoods, tributaries, swamps, impoundments, embayments, pine uplands, and agricultural fields. This diversity provides for an amazing variety of birdlife and makes the refuge fertile grounds for enjoying the great activity of bird watching.