Sanctuary Tours

Take a guided tour led by a knowledgeable docent from The Wetlands Institute.  Beginning at Egret Espy Trail on 2nd avenue, the tours take you back to a time before the barrier islands were developed.  You will walk through one of the few remaining maritime forests on the east coast, cross over post-ice age barrier dunes to see ancient white cedar and holly trees.

You never know what wildlife you will see!  Maybe a box turtle will cross your path or, perhaps the docent will point out an endangered tree frog hiding on a low hanging branch.  Watch for a variety of song birds that make the Sanctuary their summer home.  And, do not be surprised if you see Black-crowned Night Herons, Glossy Ibis, Osprey or Great Egrets that are the signature of the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary. Heron