Venice Rookery

Venice Rookery

Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 15:47h, 26 March

    I heard the Rookery had lots of babies right now. Sweet pictures.

  • Traci
    Posted at 03:29h, 04 April

    Oh wow…great pics of the egret's feathers flaring. and the babies….anihinga's????

    I just little squats filled with birds….

    umm…sorry..we call these squats…little islands filled with assorted birds, nesting. I guess you call them rookery's. difference between west coast lingo and east coast lingo….lol…

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 02:28h, 08 May

    Very cool photos ….very cool!!