WILDLIFE OF LAKE WOODRUFF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all wildlife species you might encounter on the refuge.  Rather, it is based on my experiences and represents the species you are most likely to find if you are in the right place at the right time, and in some cases, are extremely lucky.  A complete list of all vertebrate species that (may) occur on the refuge is available at the refuge headquarters, located on Mud Lake Rd just west of its intersection with Grand Ave.

Insects/arthropods

          A note about insect photography

          Lubber grasshoppers
          Passion flower butterflies

Amphibians

          Frogs

Reptiles

          Alligators
          Turtles  
          Lizards
          Snakes
     
          Some tips on photographing snakes

Birds - a more comprehensive list of the bird species commonly found in Volusia County is here.

           Some simple advice on bird photography

           Grebes, Anhingas, Cormorants
           Waterfowl
           Raptors
           Turkey and Bobwhite
           Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Wood Storks
           Cranes, Limpkins, Rails, Coots and Moorhens
           Shorebirds
           Doves and Cuckoos
           Owls and Goatsuckers
           Hummingbirds, Swifts, and Kingfishers
           Woodpeckers
           Flycatchers and Swallows
           Jays, Crows, Titmice and Chickadees
           Wrens, Nuthatches, Mockingbird, Catbird, and Thrasher
           Gnatcatchers, Kinglets, Thrushes, Waxwings and Shrikes
           Vireos
           Warblers
           Blackbirds
           Tanagers, Cardinals, Finches and Sparrows

Mammals

 

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