Who is Nesting on Snake Key this Season?
Speaking of Babies – An Aside
Closure Limits Nesting Disturbances at Snake Key
This is the first season with an official island closure during the nesting period at Snake Key. Refuge staff installed the signage back in February. Despite a few violations, most folks seem to be respecting the 300' buffer around the island in an effort to limit disturbance to this critically important wildlife area.
Largest Wading Bird Rookery
Do Different Bird Colonies have Unique Sounds?
As mentioned in an April post, Rookery Audio Project, collaborative efforts are underway to collect mating and nesting sounds from the Snake Key rookery. In the future, we will broadcast the audio back on Seahorse Key, using the sounds in conjunction with bird decoys to attempt to lure some nesting back to Seahorse Key. The much smaller Snake Key landmass is filled almost to capacity.