PINELLAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive Crystal River, Florida 34429
The Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1951 as a breeding ground for colonial bird species. Herons, cormorants, egrets, endangered brown pelicans and many more species use this quiet refuge for nesting. Tarpon key, one of the islands making-up the refuge, hosts the largest brown pelican rookery in the state of Florida. The abundant green sea grass beds around the island are protected from motorized boat activity.
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge is located near Apollo Beach, Bradenton and Clearwater