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.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For a digital version,
click on the photo below.
For Information about getting a Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunt Permit and a Deer Bag Report, Click Here
To Apply for a Permit to Hunt on the Lower Suwannee Refuge,
For a copy of the Deer Harvest Log, Click Here
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