WILDLIFE IN THE RESERVE
Wildlife in the Reserve
Nature in Your Backyard
The Reserve encompasses 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters, providing habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals. From barrier island beach and mangrove forest to freshwater marsh and pine flatwoods, these habitats enable animals big and small to fill a niche on land, in the air or underwater.
Want to know what wildlife is here? These pages provide a brief natural history about some of the Reserve’s more noteworthy species as well as lesser-known plants and animals that live here.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THESE PLANTS & WILDLIFE
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Guided Boat Tours
Discover Rookery Bay’s extraordinary wildlife on one of our naturalist guided kayak tours. Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove forests and provide opportunities to see wildlife such as wading birds, osprey, fish and dolphins.