Sightings Gallery

There is much to see at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve!

The open-water estuarine areas support oyster reefs and extensive seagrass habitats. The intertidal portion of the Reserve includes a wide variety of marsh types as well as some of the most extensive, unvegetated salt flats in this part of the Mississippi Sound. The non-tidal areas include wet pine savannas, coastal bayhead and cypress swamps, freshwater marshes and maritime forests.

Our staff keep their ears and eyes open while conducting research and other projects each week and compile a list of our favorite sights. See below for our most recent sightings!


Sightings for April-May 2017

April 2017 4/4- Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 4/6- Purple martin (Progne subis) 4/6- Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucoceophalus) 4/13- Five-lined skink (Eumeces faciatus) 4/18- Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) 4/19- White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 4/25- Red tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 4/27- Swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) 4/27- Box turtle (Terrapene carolina) 4/27- Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) May 2017 5/1- […]

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Sightings for October 2016- March 2017

October 2016 10/1- Common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 10/4- Whitetop pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla) 10/4- Sidesaddle pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) 10/5- Box turtle (Terrapene carolina) November 2016 11/1- Corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) 11/4- White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 11/4- Box turtle (Terrapene carolina) 11/28- Yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata, Setophaga coronata) 11/30- White-tailed deer (2), doe […]

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Sightings for April, 2015

April: 01- Willet, Osprey 02- Common Yellowthroat, House wren, Blue-grey gnatcatcher, Northern Cardinal, Clapper rail, bald eagle 03- Turkey 07- Turkey 08- Male and female turkey, Indigo bunting, Cornsnake 17- Gopher tortoise 20- Turkey, Black racer, Grass pinks blooming 28- Female turkey    

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