Fish aren't the only wildlife inhabiting Mosquito Lagoon. In fact, the Indian River Lagoon, of which Mosquito Lagoon is the northernmost part, is the most biologically diverse estuary in North America.
Bird life is incredibly rich and varied, with ospreys, brown pelicans, white pelicans, great blue herons, egrets, and roseate spoonbills common. Dolphins are a constant presence, and large numbers of manatees inhabit the area during the warmer months. Terrestrial mammals, particularly raccoons, are frequently seen along the shorelines, along with wild hogs and the occasional deer or bobcat. Marine turtles are common much of the year.
The camp is a ten minute drive to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge where 1500 species of plants and animals inhabits its 140,000 protected acres. Bird viewers can watch out for ospreys, bald eagles, kestrels, blue jays, pine warblers, herons and roseate spoonbills to name but a few. Merritt Island is also home to the threatened Florida scrub jay.
One of the best places to see wildlife in central Florida is Black Point Wildlife Drive located on Merritt Island. For a $5.00 fee per vehicle, enjoy the leisurely seven mile drive around marsh impoundments and through pine flatwoods. Be sure to check out the Haulover Canal Manatee viewing station.