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Summer Birding: Five Great National Wildlife Refuge Destinations

Roseate Spoonbills at Merritt Island NWR by Jonathan Milak

Summer slows many birders down, but it doesn't have to! Here are five great National Wildlife Refuges for summer birding.

Marieta Islands, Mexico: A Day on the Water

Breaching humpback whale (courtesy Punta Mita Expeditions)

On the Marieta Islands near Puerto Vallarata, Mexico, distinctive craggy cliffs, recesses and caves provide homes for a large number of seabirds.