The inside of Sanibel island consists of wetlands that form a National Wildlife refuge reputed for its large flocks of migratory birds. Dign Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of the prime locations in North America for bird watching and bird photography. Countless migratory birds winter there, and add up to the numerous local birds that stay year-round. The total number of bird species exceeds 300, and many are habituated to humans.
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