Bird tour in Dixie County on Monday

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The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will hold its monthly birding tour Monday, Feb. 7. 

The group meets at Gail's Cafe in Old Town at 8:30 a.m. for a brief breakfast get-together. The cafe is on the South side of U.S. Highway 19 at County Road 349, in the Hitchcock's shopping center. Please get there no later than 9 a.m.

The tour will head South on CR 349 to tour Salt Creek Road, a two-mile extension off of the Dixie Mainline, then proceed to Shired Island for lots of shore birds sightings.

The group has some keen observers and some newbies. Bring binoculars and walking shoes.

For more information, please call Joyce at 352-498-2886. The event is subject to cancellation due to adverse weather conditions.