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Egmont Key Bird Sanctuary Tour

Brown Pelicans nesting on Egmont Key

Brown Pelicans nesting on Egmont Key

Egmont Key Bird Sanctuary Tour by boat with Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges

Join us for our 6th annual tour of the Egmont Key Bird Sanctuary. 

Place: Bay Pier at Ft. De Soto

Time: 5 pm

Reservations and prepayment required!

Tour the Egmont Key Guardhouse, Ft. Dade ruins, Lighthouse, and hopefully a Black Skimmer colony. The Egmont Key Ferry will take us around the south tip of Egmont Key to see the areas where 40,000+ pairs of birds are nesting. (These areas are not accessible by foot and only seen by visitors with boats). The chicks from our Laughing gulls, Royal terns, & Sandwich terns should be out on the beaches exploring. It is quite the spectacle. Brown Pelicans, White ibis, and American Oystercatchers also nest on Egmont. We will be leaving from the Bay Pier at Ft De Soto at 5 pm sharp so arrive early to get checked in.

Space is LIMITED.


Send your request for reservation to TampaBayRefuges@msn.com. 
Mail: FTBNWR, PO Box 40782, St Petersburg, FL 33743-0782 or

Credit card or Paypal: www.tampabayrefuges.org click the donation tab in the left hand column Your space will be secure based on first come first served basis AND receipt of payment. You will receive a confirmation email for your payment. 

Cost:  Members of Friends of the Tampa Bay NWR $25 each

Guests or non-members $40 each. You will receive a 1 yr individual membership. 

Family of 2 guests or non-members $75. You will receive a 1 year family membership. Additional family members add $25 ea.

Make checks payable to Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, PO Box 40782, St Petersburg, FL 33743-0782. Reservations and Payment must be received by Saturday June 9. 

Questions: call Barb Howard at 727 343-1272 or 727 512-4914 or email TampaBayRefuges@msn.com