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!
Black Tern. Photo by Karen Miller.
Cattle Egret. Maryangela Buskey.
Lesser Yellowlegs. Photo by Lee Hunter.
Great Egrets. Photo by Maryangela Buskey
American Crows. Maryangela Buskey.
Merlin. Photo by Maryangela Buskey
Carolina Wren. Maryangela Buskey.
Northern Shoveler. Photo by Alan Wells.
Yellow-breasted Chat, Winding Waters Trail. Photo by Dave Baker.