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Egmont Key Bird Sanctuary Tour

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

Saturday June 17th, 5-8pm
Reservations and prepayment required

Brown Pelicans nesting on Egmont Key

Brown Pelicans nesting on Egmont Key

Join us for our fifth annual tour of the Egmont Key Bird Sanctuary with a stop at the Egmont Key Guardhouse Education Center, 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 have also been nesting on Egmont.  We will be leaving from the Bay Pier at Ft DeSoto at 5pm sharp so arrive early to get checked in.   

Space is limited and this event sells out quickly.  

Send your request for reservation to Friends@TampaBayRefuges.org.   When you receive a confirmation email you can send your payment.

Payment instructions:

By mail: Send your check to: FTBNWR, PO Box 40782, St Petersburg, FL 33743-0782

Credit card or Paypal: Click the “Donate” tab in the left hand column, enter the amount (see below) and click to process payment via credit card or Paypal. 

Your space will be secured 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. Payment must be received by Saturday June 10.

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