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Cedar Key Bridge No.4

Birding / Hiking / Adventuring Roadtrip Info

ROUGH DRAFT
Andrew Thoreson
Jan 2019
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GRADES: Click each for info, * = Note
Revisit? B
Birding B
Wildlife C
Summer Heat D
Terrain C
Fun Hike C *
Maintained D *
Mosquitos B
Biting Files C
Ticks B
NOTE: Not a hike but a stop
NOTE: It's the side of the road
 LOCATION: Accuracy: Read me
Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: SW 153rd Court, Cedar Key, FL, Levy, USA, 32625

1) What It's Like

Specifically the first bridge when going from mainland to cedar key but generally the whole area between the mainland and cedar key is similar habitat - salt marsh - so shallow saltwater with some kind of grasses. Birds can be unique.

2) Kinds of Birds

So far all we have seen is grey kingbirds, wading birds, shorebirds, gulls, pelicans, and frigate birds. However this is a different environment that you usually see in other parts of the state so I'd believe a lot is possible. 

3) Wildlife

Stopping by with binoculars I doubt you'll see anything - I'm not sure if anything comes out of the woods to the sea shore or not.

4) Amenities

A place to pull over. Cedar key has everything.

5) Directions

From mainland take stop on the left before the first bridge. OR - look anywhere.

6) Time Requirements

5-20 minutes are probably fine since it is one spot.

Experience

We pulled in here during a trip to Cedar Key and right away saw kingbirds then swiftly were attacked by deer flies. On subsequent visits more shore birds. I don't know if I can think of another place I've see all this salt marsh. Most of the state is mangroves or nothing. I'd suggest stopping for a bit and tuning into the environment and see what you start to notice.

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