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Sanctuary Sightings

Catch up on what's been seen by staff and visitors.

Visitors and staff observe wildlife from the boardwalk on a daily basis. Below are some of the highlights since April 1, 2021!

Birds:

Anhinga

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Great Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Wood Stork

Black and Turkey Vultures

Swallow-tailed Kite - nesting

Bald Eagle

Red-Shoulder Hawk

Limpkin

Wood Duck

Wild Turkey

Sandhill Crane

Common Ground Dove

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl - 1 Baby branchling is out of the nest

Pileated Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Great Crested Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue Jay

American and Fish Crows

Tufted Titmouse

Brown-Headed Nuthatch

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Cedar Waxwing

Carolina Wren

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Common and Boat-tailed Grackles

Worm-eating Warbler

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Cape May Warbler

American Redstart

Pine Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

Balck-Throated Blue Warbler

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Black-and-White Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Northern Cardinal

Painted Bunting

Scarlet Tanager

Butterflies:

Zebra Longwing

Orange-barred Sulphur

Great Southern White

Cloudless Sulfur

Gulf Fritillary

Palamedes Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Ruddy Daggerwing

Reptiles and Amphibians:

Cottonmouth/Water Moccasin

Florida Banded Watersnake

Yellow Rat Snake

Peninsula Ribbon Snake

Black Racer

5-Lined Skink -  juvenile

Alligator - all sizes

Florida Red-bellied Turtle

Striped Mud Turtle

Green Treefrog

Pig Frog

Mammals:

Raccoon

River Otter

Gray Squirrel

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