SEABIRD KEY, UNSPOILED NATURE AT ITS BEST!
For those discriminating few who are looking for an authentic eco-travel experience, this private island retreat delivers! Seabird is a sanctuary for nesting pelicans, herons, ibises, cormorants, ospreys, and other avian species. Pack your binoculars, but you won't really need them because its very easy to get up close and personal with the wildlife on Seabird. A narrow winding, wooden boardwalk takes you to the perfect observation point in the depth of the mangroves. Another fun way to see the wildlife is to kayak around the Island. Find a narrow opening in the mangrove forest, snake through the twisted branches and discover the unspoiled wilderness. This delicate ecosystem ranging from tidal lagoons, salt flats, mangroves and seagrass beds, all play a vital role in the survival of the areas coral reefs. Stop your kayak and get very quiet. You'll see the herons and egrets snacking on little fish hidden between the blades of grass exposed at low tide.
SUSTAINABILITY WITH NATURAL ELEGANCE
The owners of Seabird Key are dedicated to complete sustainability with little or no impact to the surrounding environment, while offering beautiful accomodations and most mainland "creature comforts."
SOLAR POWERED HOME
Seabird has one of the most sophiscated solar energy systems in the Keys. The island home, walkway lights, and outside areas are powered with solar panels which store energy in batteries. A generator waits on stand-by for emergency use, but is rarely needed. Water is heated by the solar panels and provides more than adequate hot water for showers and dish-washing.
A NATURAL RAIN WATER SYSTEM
Seabird's water is supplied by an 18,000 gallon cistern built for rainwater collection. The cistern design reflects old Carribean sugar mill construction, with a native coral rock face.
Seabird recycles, and not just plastic and glass. Seabird reroutes the waste water from showers to irrigate the gardens and also harvests the seaweed from the beach to recycle and enrich the soil. We use eco-efficient technology whenever possible.
Most guests never want to leave the Island. But if you are looking for further exploration, within minutes you'll find nearby underwater preserves, parks and wildlife refuges.