Category Archives: Wildlife Notes

Information about wildlife viewing opportunities in the Okefenokee Swamp.

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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December Okefenokee Wildlife Notes

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

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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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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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January Wildlife Notes

Big numbers of birds winter throughout the swamp you will find Sandhill Crane and Ibis particularly abundant near the junction of Grand and Chesser prairies and in the vicinity of Gannet Lake. Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, and teal can be … Continue reading

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December Wildlife Notes

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

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October Wildlife Notes

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

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September Wildlife Notes

September Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Fall migration of land birds includes Red-eyed Vireos, American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers and Hermit Thrushes all arriving to winter. Fall fishing improves as daytime temperatures lower. Yellow-eyed grasses, Swamp Loosestrife, and other fall wildflowers … Continue reading

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August Wildlife Notes

August Okefenokee Wildlife Notes: Wildlife is most active during the cooler hours of morning and evening. Small flocks of blue-winged teal begin to arrive, signaling the beginning of the fall migration. Alligator young hatch and leave the nest, and may … Continue reading

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