Birding Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

The legendary Okefenokee Swamp  — or ‘Land of the Trembling Earth,’ as Native Americans called this magical place in southern Georgia and northern Florida — is one of America’s oldest and best preserved freshwater systems.

Wading birds such as Sandhill Cranes and Wood Storks, abound among the cypresses, marshes, and islands. The rare Red-cockaded Woodpecker nests in upland pine groves, Northern Bobwhite feed in open areas, and Prothonotary Warblers light up the swamps with their brilliant plumage.

Ibis at Okefenokee NWR by Steve Brookes

Ibis at Okefenokee NWR by Steve Brookes

 

 Birding Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Have you birded this refuge? If so, tell us about it in the comments:

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