Bird Key

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Bird Key, Florida
Bird Island
Bird Key, Florida is located in Florida
Bird Key, Florida
Bird Key, Florida
Coordinates: 27°18′59″N 82°33′34″W / 27.31639°N 82.55944°W / 27.31639; -82.55944Coordinates: 27°18′59″N 82°33′34″W / 27.31639°N 82.55944°W / 27.31639; -82.55944
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Sarasota
 • Total 9.3 sq mi (12.7 km2)
 • Land 6.9 sq mi (9.6 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 857
 • Density 92/sq mi (67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 34236
Area code(s) 941
GNIS feature ID 293935[1]

Bird Key is an island in Sarasota Bay, south of the John Ringling Causeway, between mainland Sarasota and St. Armands Key. Originally a small island connected to the Ringling Causeway by a tree lined causeway of its own, it was the home of John Ringling North, nephew of Circus Magnate, John Ringling. Created by dredge and fill in the late 1950s, it is approximately 250 acres (1.0 km2) of one of the most prestigious residential areas on Florida's West Coast.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 20, 2018.