The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is known for its abundant bird life. The best months to visit for birding are December through March. The best time to view wildlife is during low tide when the birds are feeding on the exposed mud flats. Many events happen throughout the year on the refuge, which can make a visit that much more enjoyable.
We were only able to hike for about 30 or 40 min. Made it to the lookout tower and a few more yards before we had to head back to pack the car. The only wild life we saw were the fiddler crabs. I was able to get very close to them by standing still and moving a bit and standing still and moving bit. The best sight was the Tricolor heron the the way to the lookout tower.