In the shadow of metropolitan Tampa-St Petersburg, Egmont Key, Passage Key, and Pinellas Refuges dazzle us with white sandy beaches, spectacular nesting birds, and a historic coastal fort.

Each refuge serves as critical wildlife habitat and a time capsule for the story of Florida. These emerald islands were protected by dedicated conservationists whose work is carried on by professionals and volunteers.

Join the Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges for a journey into these ever-changing islands where birds can be birds. The film was created by Jenn Brown of IntoNature films, and funded by the Friends group and Speer Foundation. Simply click on the video below to view the film!

Our mission is to promote conservation, awareness, and appreciation of the National Wildlife Refuges and assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with their mission and programs for those refuges.  We accomplish this through outreach, education, advocacy, and volunteering to protect the nesting and resting sea and shorebirds and other wildlife on the refuges as well as protecting the habitat they need to thrive.

Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges is a 501(c)3 Florida non-profit organization