A walk or tram ride across the 2.2-mile Old Seven Mile Bridge to
the island of Pigeon Key offers excellent views of saltwater
habitats and sand flats. Seven buildings on the island are listed
on the National Register of Historic Places.
Walk across the Old Seven Mile Bridge for good looks at a wide
variety of wading birds. Watch for special sightings of roseate
spoonbills, reddish egrets and white herons. Scan the deeper
channels of Florida Bay for bottlenose dolphins, rays and tarpon.
This is an outstanding spot for viewing hawks, vultures, peregrine
falcons, kestrels, ospreys, bald eagles and other birds of prey
during migration ( late September through early December).
Monroe County and the Pigeon Key Foundation
(305) 289-0025 or (305) 289-7178
In the Florida Keys, follow US 1 to Mile Marker 48 in Marathon.
Park at the Pigeon Key Visitor's Center on Knight's Key and take
the shuttle tram or walk or bicycle the 2-mile distance across the
Old Seven Mile Bridge to Pigeon Key.
Florida Wildlife Sites