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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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January Birding 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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Cabins are available

We still have cabins and camping available at Okefenokee Pastimes at the entrance of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Email or call 912-496-4472 Tues thru Sat 2 to 6 pm and make your reservation.

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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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December Birding Notes

Wading birds and ducks are typical bird-types encountered in the wet areas.   Gray catbirds call from thickets, and ruby-crowned kinglets fuss from the trees.   A vermillion flycatcher may be here for one of its irregular Winter vacations.   … Continue reading

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Bug & Heat Report for Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

“The weather here this time of year is mostly beautiful.” Continue reading

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Water Levels at Okefenokee Swamp

Lower water plus rising and falling fluctuations mean that there are usually interesting animal behaviors to observe in the Okefenokee but be aware, it can all change very quickly. Continue reading

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October Birding Notes

The month to be out in Autumn. Migration is at its peak, with American redstarts appearing routinely. other warblers seen include worm-eating, prairie, and blackthroated blue. Swainson’s thrushes come in as well, and Northern harriers might be observied hunting. Later … Continue reading

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November Birding Notes

American robins and greater sandhill cranes arrive in flocks. Tree swallows are now abundant. Bald eagles are periodically seen in the area. White-throated sparrows can be heard rustling amoung the fallen leaves. Eastern phoebes call from exposed perches. Hermit thrushes … Continue reading

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Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer special info

“Get a double dose of colors in the black mirror reflections of Okefenokee” Continue reading

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