Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area


This scenic archipelago contains rare species, like this white-crowned pigeon, shown feeding on a poisonwood tree (Photo credit: USFWS).



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Things to do

Enjoy outstanding scenery and hiking, bicycling, paddling, photography and wildlife viewing. read more »


The rockland hammock and other habitats within the WEA are home to over 40 rare and protected species. read more »

Habitat and Management

Some of the best examples of undisturbed rockland hammocks in Florida are protected and managed to benefit wildlife. read more »


For thousands of years, the resources and beauty of the Florida Keys have attracted humans. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located in Monroe County, approximately 53 miles south of Miami and 15 miles east of Key West. read more »


FWC Facts:
Burrowing owls live as single breeding pairs or in loose colonies consisting of two or more families. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are active during both day and night.

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