Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Clappper Rail at Merritt Is. NWR

Clappper Rail (Rallus longirostris) at Merritt Is. NWR by Lee

“I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. (Isaiah 14:23 KJV)

Our Visits To Merritt Island NWR

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge


Life List at Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr. (eBird)

(Not up-to-date)

1 American Wigeon
2 Mottled Duck
3 Blue-winged Teal
4 Northern Shoveler
5 Northern Pintail
6 Green-winged Teal
7 Hooded Merganser
8 Pied-billed Grebe
9 Wood Stork
10 Double-crested Cormorant
11 Anhinga
12 Brown Pelican
13 Great Blue Heron
14 Great Egret
15 Snowy Egret
16 Little Blue Heron
17 Tricolored Heron
18 Reddish Egret
19 Green Heron
20 White Ibis
21 Glossy Ibis
22 Roseate Spoonbill
23 Black Vulture
24 Turkey Vulture
25 Osprey Merritt
26 Northern Harrier
27 Bald Eagle
28 Clapper Rail
29 Common Gallinule
30 American Coot
31 Sandhill Crane
32 American Avocet
33 Killdeer Merritt Island
34 Greater Yellowlegs
35 Lesser Yellowlegs
36 Short-billed Dowitcher
37 Wilson’s Snipe
38 Ring-billed Gull
39 Royal Tern
40 Belted Kingfisher
41 Red-bellied Woodpecker
42 Gray Catbird
43 Northern Mockingbird
44 Yellow-rumped Warbler
45 Red-winged Blackbird


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