Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge


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Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge

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

Phone:239-472-1100
Fax:239-472-4061
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/PineIsland
Established: 1908.
Location:Southwest coast of Florida, north of Sanibel Island in Pine Island Sound.
Activities:Boating, saltwater fishing, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Two of the original three islands first set aside by Teddy Roosevelt can be found southwest of the Intracoastal Waterway at day beacons 64 and 65.
Habitats: 548 acres on 17 islands of densely forested red and black mangrove.
Access: By boat only. The islands receive little public use because the most of the islands have no uplands and access is difficult in the mangrove areas.
Wild life: Colonial birds, especially the brown pelican. Also several endangered or threatened species including wood stork, eastern indigo snake, American crocodile, West Indian manatee, and bald eagle, as well as raccoons, dolphins, and gopher tortoises.

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