See hundreds of different birds, butterflies, and other wildlife creatures at this refuge.
This is a perfect place to go birding, fishing, or hiking. There have been more recorded bird species that have been seen here than at any other national wildlife refuge in the United States. Bring a good pair of binoculars with you to get a clear glimpse of the birds flying around here. Visitors may see various ducks, geese, grebes, herons, egrets, hawks, and eagles in the refuge depending on the time of year. Fishermen can expect to find redfish, speckled trout, and southern flounder when they drop a line in these waters. If you want to see the butterflies, it is best to visit in October or November.
One of the most unique creatures that live here is called the ocelot. This is a wild cat that is on the endangered species list. They look similar to a leopard but grow to about 30 inches in length and about 20 inches tall. Several special events are held at the refuge annually, including the ocelot conservation festival. Come and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this incredible wildlife refuge.