Sat., May 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where Birds Can Be Birds – The Remarkable Refuges of Tampa Bay Film Screening

  • 1101 Country Club Way S, St Petersburg, FL
  • $3 entrance fee is required at the Visitor Center
  • Hours of Event: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Public: Anyone can attend

Join the Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges for the first ever public showings of our new short film, Where Birds Can Be Birds – The Remarkable Refuges of Tampa Bay. This is the story of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges.

  • Come out to Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Visitor Center on Saturday, May 28th.
  • View the film, take a walk or a tram tour, and visit the Boyd Hill raptors.
  • Showings are at 1030 am and 130 pm.
  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is located at 1101 Country Club Way S, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The film was created by Jenn Brown of IntoNature films, and funded by the Friends group.

Passage Key Latest Volunteer Endeavor

The U.S Fish and Wildlife volunteers repaired and replaced all the Passage Key’s refuge signs as needed.  Thanks for the hard work and dedication.

Ales and Wild Tales Talks will be back later in the Fall 2022

Join us @ 6 pm @ The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg in the courtyard (Map)

The event takes place outdoors. Masks, vaccinations and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

Mark your calendar: “Ales and Wild Tails” takes place on the second Wednesday of the month.

Good News

The Little Bird Key (part of the Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge) shoreline stabilization project was awarded

the 2018/19 Golden Mangrove Award from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

The project was completed in 2019 and was a partnership with US Fish and Wildlife, Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Tampa Bay Watch, and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. The award is presented to the most outstanding Bay Mini-Grant Project for each grant cycle. The Little Bird Key Shoreline Stabilization Project was selected as the winner from all the completed Bay Mini-Grant projects for the 2018/2019. The selection was delayed due to the pandemic, but the results were worth waiting for!

The project included the installation of 500 concrete oyster reef balls to stem the erosion of the Little Bird Key shoreline and loss of mangroves from recreational boat wakes. The design and installation of the project was led by Tampa Bay Watch staff and volunteers. We are proud to be a part of protecting our Tampa Bay natural resources.