Featured Species

To protect the nesting birds and their young, the island's beaches and a 100 yard perimeter are closed to public entry from March 1 through the month of June. Once 200,000 birds nested in the Cedar Keys; now, the numbers near 20,000.  Egrets, night herons, brown pelicans, white ibis, cormorants, and in the past few years, reddish egrets and roseate spoonbills have made themselves at home in the Seahorse Key rookery.