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Lemon Bay is a fully Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Originally one of only 165 in the world and 25th in the state of Florida, we have a nesting pair of bald eagles in our 8‑acre eagle preserve on the course. We are fortunate to see young eagles fledge each spring.

We recertified the golf course in 2022, reestablishing our commitment to the environment. Our golf course renovation project in 2023 will enhance our wildlife areas.


Wildlife that you may encounter at Lemon Bay includes:


armadillo, bobcat, cottontail rabbit, coyote, eastern mole, feral hogs, gray fox, gray squirrel, manatee, red fox, rabbit, opossum, otter, palmetto rat, raccoon, and skunks


alligator, brown anole, chameleon, coral snake, corn snake, cottonmouth snake, Florida cooter, Florida soft shell turtle, geckos, green anole, iguanas, indigo snake, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, ribbon snake, gopher tortoise, leatherback turtle, painted box turtle, and southern black racer


bream, catfish, largemouth bass, and juvenile tarpon


anhinga, bald eagle, blue heron, blue jay, cardinal, coots, crow, dove, gallinules, grackles, glossy ibis, great blue heron, great white egret, green heron, hawks (several varieties), kingfisher, limpkin, Louisiana heron, moorhen, nigh heron, owls (several varieties), roseate spoonbill, sandhill crane, scrub jay, snowy egret, terns, tri-colored heron, yellow crowned night heron. white ibis, woodpeckers, and wood stork.

1.    Bald Eagle                                      
2.    Great Blue Heron                         
3.     Alligator                                          
4,     Red Bellied Woodpecker           
5.     Wood Stork                                  
6.     Green Backed Heron                  
7.     Anhinga                                           
8.     Snowy Egret                                   
9.     Mockingbird      

10.    Red tailed Hawk
11.    Great Egret
12.    Osprey
13.    Moorhen
14.     Roseate Spoonbill
15.     Belted Kingfisher
16.    Great Horned Owl
17.    Cormorant
18,.    White Ibis