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City Island (Daytona Beach)

City Island
Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County
Daytona Beach
City Island (Daytona Beach) (Volusia County)
Geography
Location Halifax River
Coordinates
Country
United States
State Florida
County Volusia County
City Daytona Beach, Florida
Aerial view of Daytona Beach City Island

City Island, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States, is an island in the Halifax River (a section of the Intracoastal Waterway) between mainland Florida and the barrier islands/outer banks. Buildings on the island include the Daytona Tortugas' Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the city's courthouse, and the main branch of the Volusia County Library.

Contents

  • Geology 1
  • Indigenous wildlife 2
  • Wildlife gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Geology

The bedrock of City Island is part of the Anastasia Formation of interbedded sands and coquinoid limestones (known as Coquina), created during the late Pleistocene Epoch. On top of the bedrock are layers of river sediments, built up and deposited by the Halifax River. Channel dredgings in the last 100 years were also deposited on City Island.[1]

Indigenous wildlife

City Island is an urbanized area, resembling any small Florida city. The animal life on the island are typical of such an environment: squirrels, rabbits, abundant Green and Brown Anole lizards, occasional raccoons and skunk, as well as a large population of doves and pigeons.

The real diversity of wildlife on and around City Island are birds, especially aquatic species. There are many varieties of duck; mallards, clue-winged teal, and cormorants. American white ibis are common, as are brown pelicans, snowy egrets, great blue herons, great white egrets, and several types of gull. An occasional bald eagle or red-shouldered hawk can be seen overhead.

Wildlife gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Anastasia Formation CoquinaFlorida Dept. of Environmental Protection:

External links

  • City Island Farmers Market
  • Map of City Island, Daytona Beach, Florida - at mapquest.com
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