Visiting Bush Key
Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park during the late fall and early winter season affords a special opportunity to explore a rare undeveloped, subtropical island known as Bush Key. During the breeding season, this small island, only 16 acres in size, is home to birds not found elsewhere in the continental United States.
Things to Do at Bush Key
Bush Key closes every year around February to September, when up to 80,000 sooty terns and 4,500 brown noddies make nests and raise their young on the island. This is the only significant breeding colonies of sooty terns and brown noddies in the United States.
Last updated: September 8, 2023