St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
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St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge (email) (website)
Island, (reachable by boat 22 miles southwest of) Apalachicola, FL 32329, Tel: 850-653-8808
Details: St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1968 to provide habitat for migratory birds and threatened and endangered wildlife such as American alligator, bald eagle, indigo snake, red wolf, and sea turtle. Public use activities include fishing, hunting, wildlife observation, educational displays, hiking trails, and photography.
Birds: Loons, Grebes, Gannets, Pelicans, Herons, Egrets, Ibises, Spoonbills, Storks, Waterfowl, Vultures, Hawks, Rails, Gallinules, Coots, Cranes, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, Pigeons, Doves, Cuckoos, Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Martins, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches, Wrens, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers, Bluebirds, Thrushes, Robins, Mimic Thrashers, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Warblers, Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Grackles, Cowbirds, Orioles, Finches.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.