Just beyond the main Sanctuary is our Shade Garden where visitors can take a peaceful stroll down a sandy pathway lined with shady trees.


Within the Shade Garden is the Sanctuary's American White Pelican pen. Want to take a rest? Adjacent to the white pelican pen is a rest area where visitors can sit down and take a relaxing break while viewing the white pelicans up-close and personal.


Aside from the white pelicans, numerous wild birds tend to fly in and hangout in the shade garden. Don't be surprised if you see a few wild brown pelicans, cormorants, vultures, or egrets walking next to you.


Towards the back of the shade garden is the Sanctuary's observation tower, offering a birds-eye view of the Sanctuary, as well as the Gulf of Mexico.   

8:00am - 4:00pm, 7-Days A Week

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