Volunteers Needed on Wednesday, April 24 to Prepare Nesting Area on Navarre Beach for Least Terns and Black Skimmers
Dear Seabird Friends,
I hope you all have been seeing lots of post on your Facebook pages of the Least Terns and Black Skimmers returning to our area. If you haven't just take a walk along the beach, you can't miss their sounds.
The seabirds are now in the process of selecting nesting sites for this season. The Skimmers will most likely return to their usual breeding spot along the Causeway in Navarre.
To prepare the area for nesting, we will be installing posts and signs, like we do each year, letting people know to give the birds some breeding room.
The plan is to meet-up Wed April 24th at 6pm along the causeway.
Please join us if you have time or would just like to get a glimpse of the returning birds.
I will bring all the materials we need, just bring yourselves, a pair of gloves and some drinking water.
Again, this is only to install the signage letting people know the birds are not to be disturbed.
Once nesting has actually started and we know where the majority of the colony has settled down, we will install the chick fencing to keep the little ones from running into the road.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Also, please pass along this message to anyone who might be interested in helping out.
Looking forward to seeing all of you and another successful nesting season!
All the best,
Caroline Stahala, Ph.D.
Shorebird Program Manager
Western FL Panhandle