Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge


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Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o J. N. "Ding" Darling NWR
1 Wildlife Dr
Sanibel, FL 33957

Phone:941-472-1100
Fax:941-472-4061
Web: southeast.fws.gov/Caloosahatchee
Established: 1920.
Location:7 miles east of Fort Myers, Florida.
Activities:Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching.
Special Features:Refuge is located adjacent to Florida Power and Light Company's Orange River power plant. Warm water discharge from the power plant attracts manatees during the cool winter months.
Habitats: 40 acres consisting of three mangrove islands covered with fresh and brackish water vegetation.
Access: By boat only.
Wild life: West Indian manatee, wood stork, eastern indigo snake, American crocodile, and bald eagle. Site also provides roosting habitat for a wide diversity of shore birds, wading birds, waterfowl, raptors, and neotropical migratory bird species.

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