Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge
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Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (email) (website)
Exit 15, Interstate 75, Naples / Goodland, FL 34114, Tel: 239-353-8442
Details: Established in 1996, the 35,000 acres Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is situated in the lower end of the Fakahatchee and Picayune Strands of Big Cypress Swamp, 20 miles southeast of Naples, and south of SR 41 near Goodland. The refuge includes mangrove forest, marine water, freshwater marshland, and other habitat. For the refuge headquarters, take Exit 15 off Interstate 75.
Birds: Grebes, Frigatebirds, Pelicans, Gannets, Boobies, Anhingas, Cormorants, Herons, Storks, Ibises, Spoonbills, Cranes, Ducks, Limpkin, Rails, Gallinules, Coots, Oyshercatchers, Stilts, Avocets, Plovers, Sandpipers, Gulls, Terns, American Vultures, Kites, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Grouse, Ptarmigans Pigeons, Doves, Cuckoos, Anis, Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Tyrant Flycathers, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Magpies, Titmice, Chickadees, Creepers, Wrens, Thrushes, Shrikes, Mimic Thrushes, Pipits, Wagtails, Waxwings, Starlings, Vireos, Warblers, Sparrows, Finches, Weavers.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.