Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge (email) (website)
13640 U.S. Highway 1, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, Tel: 772-546-6141
Details: Established in 1969, Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge consists of 1,035 acres of sand pine-scrub oak forest, coastal dune, and mangrove swamp. The refuge is habitat to sea turtles and to 30 threatened and endangered species including the scrub jay and gopher tortoises. Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge headquarters is located 2 miles south of SR 708 (Bridge Road) on U.S. 1. The refuge beach is located 1.5 miles north of Bridge Road on North Beach Road, Jupiter Island.
Birds: Loons, Grebes, Pelicans, Herons, Egrets, Ibises, Spoonbill, Stork, Vultures, Waterfowl, Hawks, Quails, Rails, Shorebirds, Gulls, Terns, Pigeons, Doves, Cuckoos, Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Creepers, Wrens, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes, Robins, Mimic Thrashers, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Warblers, Cardinals, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Finches, Old World Sparrows.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.