Friends of Tigertail Beach
 Marco Island, FL

to report a dead or injured manatee or sea turtle call:


For injured birds call the Conservancy Wildlife Rehab Center at 239-262-2273

Tigertail Beach County Park on Marco Island, Florida is a truly unique dynamic shoal system. Located on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, the park has a white sandy beach, a mangrove forest, a sea grass and mudflat community, and a dune ecosystem that supports a variety of wildlife. Adjacent to the park is Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area. The CWA is managed by the state and is a resting site for a variety of migratory shorebirds. Three species — black skimmers, snowy plovers and least terns — nest and raise their young in the protected area of Tigertail.

How do we help...

Dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the active natural systems of Tigertail Beach, today and in the future.

The Friends conduct special bird walks, shell talks and events such as “Discover Tigertail,” and special projects for the community to enhance education and appreciation for this city treasure. The Friends have donated time and resources to construct an osprey platform, establish a butterfly garden, and erect plant identification signs throughout the park.


City Proclamation March 4, 2006 in celebration of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Tigertail Beach partners and volunteers.

View Marco Island Proclamation here

Link to Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail:

Click the link above to print our membership form