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 29, 2021!


Wood Duck

Mottled Duck

Wild Turkey

Common Ground Dove

Mourning Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Common Gallinule



Sandhill Crane


Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Great Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Glossy Ibis

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Wood Stork

Black and Turkey Vultures


Swallow-tailed Kite

Bald Eagle

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Barred Owl 

Pileated Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Great Crested Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American and Fish Crows

Tufted Titmouse

Brown-Headed Nuthatch

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Carolina Wren

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Cape May Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

American Redstart

Pine Warbler

Palm Warbler

Balck-Throated Blue Warbler

Northern Parula

Black-and-White Warbler

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Red-Winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle


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



River Otter

Gray Squirrel


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