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This refuge is located on an abandoned World War II Army airfield. Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge has over 2800 acres of saltwater marsh, grassland, and deciduous woods. These habitats support an amazing array of birds: songbirds, birds of prey, wading birds, and waterfowl. We can expect to find wintering sparrows, ducks, and maybe a few warblers. There should also be a variety of waders. We will bird from the car with short hikes at stops like Woody Pond. Bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, binoculars, spotting scopes, and photography gear.
Directions: Take I-95 north to exit #67 in Georgia (US-17). It is approximately a 1.5 hr drive from Jacksonville, depending on where you live. Turn right (east) at the exit. The McDonald’s is immediately on the left next to a Shell gas station.
If you want to meet us at the refuge; continue east/south on US-17. In less than a mile, look for signs for the refuge and turn left onto Harris Neck Road (just past the Smallest Church in America). Continue on Harris Neck Road for approximately 7 miles to the refuge entrance on your left.