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“Birds and Water”

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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Owner description: Established in 1945, this wildlife refuge occupies one-third of Sanibel Island and is a prime spot for birdwatching. Fees are required for Wildlife Drive. Wildlife Drive is closed on Fridays. There's an extensive and informative FREE visitor center, a fantastic wildlife drive, tram tours, kayaking, fishing opportunities, picnic benches, and even a free scavenger hunt style game and wildlife spotting app (Discover Ding) if you prefer a self-guided tour.
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Loved JN (Ding) Darling National Wildlife Refuge...saw birds water and more from our car...nice easy and educational...

Thank MikeLindaFlossmoor
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

I saw alligators, a variety of large birds and enjoyed a quiet ride on their nature paths.

Thank Eatsandsleeps
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

We visited over the Easter weekend, and took both the tram and the boat tours. I've done a ton of tours at various parks, and these were the best I've experienced. Experienced, well-informed guides did a great job of helping visitors interpret and appreciate the ecology of this area.

Thank freqflyer67
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Beautiful drive through the refuge. Not much to see while we were there in April, but still enjoyable. The volunteers were knowledgeable and super nice!

Thank marleybermuda
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Our group of 8 did the self guided kayak your on Tarpon bay. E saw dolphins, lots of birds and lots of other people. We got there at 9 am but it would have been better at 7 am. The creek is a fun place to explore. Previously we have done the guided tour and it was worth it.

Thank John M
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