EGMONT KEY – The Egmont Key Alliance plans its second annual tour of the Egmont Key bird sanctuary Saturday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m.
The tour will include a stop at the new Egmont Key Guardhouse Visitor Center.
The Egmont Key Ferry will take participants around the south tip of Egmont Key to see the areas where more than 31,000 pairs of birds are nesting. The chicks include laughing gulls, royal terns and sandwich terns. Brown pelicans, white ibis and American oystercatchers have also been nesting on Egmont.
The cost is $25 for Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges. Guests or non-members will be $40 each.
Make checks payable to Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges.
The tour leaves from the Bay Pier at Fort De Soto Park at 5 p.m. Those participating are encouraged to arrive early and check in. Space is limited.
To secure a reservation, make payment via check (FTBNWR, P.O. Box 40782, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0782) or via PayPal at www.tampabayrefuges.org (click the donation tab in the left hand column, when you see the donate buttons, click the second yellow button to get a screen that you can enter the amount). Then send an email to Friends@TampaBayRefuges.org to let them know your payment is in.
Space will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the postmark/receipt or PayPal date of the payment.
For more information, contact Barb Howard at 343-1272 or 512-4914.