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 June – October 2017

June 2017 6/13- Marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) 6/15- Speckled king snake (Lampropeltis getula holibrooki) July 2017 7/18- Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucoceophalus) 7/20- Cookie monster (Muppet crustulumi) 7/24- Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) August 2017 8/8- Southeastern five-lined skink (Pleistodon inexpectatus) 8/16- Green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) 8/17- Black vulture (Coragyps atratus) 8/31- Ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) […]

Posted in Sightings | Comments Off on Sightings for June – October 2017

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- […]

Posted in Sightings | Comments Off on Sightings for April-May 2017

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 […]

Posted in Sightings | Comments Off on Sightings for October 2016- March 2017


View All Sightings Stories




Have a photo to share?

Send it to us by visiting our See. Shoot. Send. Web page.
See. Shoot. Send.