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.

Watchable Wildlife:
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.

Related Sites:
Other Southeast Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
The spatulate bill of the roseate spoonbill has sensitive nerve endings that help it detect prey, and the shape helps the bird move sediment and catch the prey.

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