Refuge staff, in partnership with Russ Anderson project manager at the One Health Center at the University of Florida, are capturing audio recordings of bird calls within the Snake Key rookery. The refuge acquired two SWIFT recording units specifically built for this type of application by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bioacoustics Research Program. The audio recordings will be analyzed and condensed into a series of bird calls of local rookery nesting birds that will be broadcasted at Seahorse Key next year in hopes of attracting the birds back to Seahorse Key to expand the rookery.
Need information? Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
CR 347 in Levy County is open again following the closure due to flooding. Access to the Refuge in Levy County and Dixie County is still very limited because of high water.
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For an digital version,
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Visitors are welcome to walk or bicycle around yellow Refuge gates.
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