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October 26th Boardwalk at East Entrance Reopens details

The Chesser Island Boardwalk as well as the Owl’s Roost Tower (at the East Entrance to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge) will be reopened at 12:00 pm Saturday October 26th. We lost the boardwalk in the fire of 2011 it … Continue reading

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Chesser Island Boardwalk Reopens Saturday October 26th 12:00 pm

The Chesser Island Boardwalk as well as the Owl’s Roost Tower will be reopened at 12:00 pm Saturday October 26th. We lost the boardwalk in the fire of 2011 it has now been rebuilt. This is at the East Entrance … Continue reading

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December Okefenokee Wildlife Notes

River Otters are more conspicuous in the lakes and prairies as alligators cease feeding.

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December Birding Notes

Wading birds and ducks are typical bird-types encountered in the wet areas.   Gray catbirds call from thickets, and ruby-crowned kinglets fuss from the trees.   A vermillion flycatcher may be here for one of its irregular Winter vacations.   … Continue reading

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November Birding Notes

American Robins and greater sandhill cranes arrive in flocks.  Tree swallows are now abundant.  Bald eagles are periodically seen in the area.  White-throated sparrows can be heard rustling among the fallen leaves.  Eastern phoebes call from exposed perches.  Hermit thrushes … Continue reading

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November Okefenokee Wildlife Notes

As air and water temperatures drop alligators become less active and sightings decline a little.  Fall colors blaze from the cypress needles turning their golden brown and the sweetgum leaves with their reddish hue.

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Birding Notes for October

The month to be out in Autumn.  Migration is at its peak, with American redstarts appearing routinely.  Other warblers seen include worm-eating, prairie, and black-throated blue.  Swainson’s thrushes come in as well, and Northern harriers might be observed hunting.  Later … Continue reading

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October Okefenokee Wildlife Notes

Black Bears become more visible as they look for the fall food crop.  

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February Wildlife Notes

The rites of spring start arriving to the swamp as Ospreys begin nesting,  you can observe aerial courtship displays of red-tailed hawks, Southern Leopard Frogs can be heard calling.  Ferns raise new fiddleheads, early blooming wildflowers, such as Neverwet, Arrowhead … Continue reading

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February Birding Notes

Sheila’s Birding Notes for February Barred owl courtship is well underway, while osprey, sandhill crane, and brown-headed nuthatch are just beginning theirs.   Pine warblers are heard trilling in the treetops.  Wood duck are in pairs.   During the last … Continue reading

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