Cedar Key Florida National Wildlife Refuge

Calendar of Events

For more information, contact the Refuge Office 352/493-0238

Best months to visit are October through April.  From June through August, visitors are encouraged to prepare for high temperatures, humidity, and biting insects. Tick repellent is advised year-round.

 

January
  • Good time for viewing wintering waterfowl and shorebirds in coastal areas
  • Small game hunting begins
February
  • Peak of bald eagle nesting
  • Osprey nesting begins
  • Night hunting for raccoons, Friday and Saturday nights during February
  • Small game hunting ends
March
  • FAVOR — Annual Meeting and Refuge Openhouse
  • Join the Ranger for a Florida Archaeology Month Program
  • Return of the swallow-tailed kites
  • Spring bird migration
  • Spring wild turkey season opens
  • FREE Youth Spring Gobbler (Mar 9-10, 2013)
April
  • Spring wild turkey season
  • Peak of songbird spring migration
  • Earth Day
  • Cedar Key Spring Arts Festival
  • Suwannee Stone Crab Festival
May
  • International Migratory Bird Day
  • Peak of breeding bird activity
June through August
  • Good time to explore the Suwannee River or Gulf of Mexico by boat
July
  • Hunt brochures available on-line, local tax office and by calling the refuge
  • Hunt brochures available by calling with your address
  • July 6 from 10:00AM – 4:00 PM, Lighthouse Open House,
  • Kid’s summer programs
August
  • Peak shorebird fall migration
  • August 3 from 9:30AM – 4:30PM, Lighthouse Open House
  • Kids Summer Programs (free) – Call 493-0238 to make reservations for Aug 7th from 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Go to our Homepage and click on “Hunting” to get the new easy-to-read hunt brochure with map
September
  • Archery hunting season starts September 14, 2013
  • Go to our Homepage and click on “Hunting” to get the new easy-to-read hunt brochure with map
October
  • National Wildlife Refuge Week!
  • Lighthouse Open House – 3rd weekend of Oct, FREE, you must obtain your own transportation
  • Archery ends October 13, 2013. Muzzleloader season – Oct 19-27, 2013
  • Go to our Homepage and click on “Hunting” to get the new easy-to-read hunt brochure with map
November
  • General Gun Season – Nov 2-17, 2013
  • Go to our Homepage and click on “Hunting” to get the new easy-to-read hunt brochure
  • Lighthouse Open House – Nov 23, 12:30-4:30, FREE, you must obtain your own transportation
December
  • Audubon Christmas Bird Count
  • Family Hunts – Dec 14-22, and Dec 21-23
  • Lighthouse Open House – Dec 28, 9:00-3:00, FREE, you must obtain your own transportation

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