If memory serves as I type on Wednesday morning, I could see a spoonbill or two at my spot as I drove in on Wildlife Drive. The location is past the Observation Tower, then just past a fishing/observation platform. At the next open area, stop and look. That's the spot.
I launched at 10, and judging from the photos, I headed east, towards the spoonbill spot.
Once again, I paddled along the shallows past the Observation Tower.
Map courtesy of the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.