The much-visited J. N. Ding Darling refuge on Sanibel Island is best known for its spectacular populations of colorful wading birds, such as Roseate Spoonbills, Brown and American White Pelicans, Wood Storks, White Ibis and Snowy Egrets. Shorebirds such as Wilson’s Plovers, American Oystercatchers, and Black-necked Stilts are also drawn to the refuge mudflats. Other species seen in abundance include Red-shouldered Hawks and Osprey. Spring and fall migrations bring flycatchers, warblers, tanagers, orioles and buntings.
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