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Black Point Wildlife Drive

Black Point Wildlife Drive

Here are some photos from Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge taken on November 05, 2009.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center.  Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats:  coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals.

Forster's Tern

Forster's Tern

Yesterday I saw Pintails, American Wigeons, American Avocets, Semipalmated Plovers, Palm Warblers, Florida Scrub Jays, Aligators, Least and Western Sandpipers. In a few weeks there will be Thousands of Migratory Ducks, Shore Birds, etc. arriving for the Winter.  The Migrating birds stay into February before flying North again. The Refuge is closed during launches at Kennedy Space Center and also closed during Shuttle landings. MINWR is a Wonderful place to bird. It is approximately 55 miles East of Orlando.

Minutes from MINWR
13th Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival
January 27, 2010-February 01, 2010

Salt Marsh

Salt Marsh

White Ibis

White Ibis

Verticle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center as seen from Biolab Road at MINWR

grass

The View alongside Biolab Road at MINWR

Launch Pad 39B, Ares Test launch from Pad 39B, at Kennedy Space Center as seen from Biolab Road at MINWR

Launch Pad 39B, (Ares Test launched from Pad 39B), at Kennedy Space Center. Seen from Biolab Road at MINWR

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

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