The various habitats of the refuge—swamp/marsh, floodplain forest, grassland, shrubland, and, of course, the river—host migrating and breeding waterfowl (29 species), shorebirds, grassland birds, raptors (including Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, and Broad-wing Hawks), and woodland birds. More than 260 species have been recorded on the refuge. In June 2017, birders were treated to a visiting Black Tern!
Palm Warbler. Maryangela Buskey.
Great Egrets. Photo by Maryangela Buskey
American Crows. Maryangela Buskey.
Carolina Wren. Maryangela Buskey.
Red-tailed Hawk. Photo by Alan Wells.
Merlin. Photo by Maryangela Buskey
Northern Shoveler. Photo by Alan Wells.
Yellow-breasted Chat, Winding Waters Trail. Photo by Dave Baker.