Audubon and Chapter Leaders Helped Beachgoers Protect Shorebirds and Seabirds Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend officially ushers in summer and promises lots of fun for visitors to Florida’s 1,100 miles of sandy beaches. This holiday, Audubon and its chapter volunteer leaders were out on many of our beaches to help beachgoers protect important residents of our coasts, nesting shorebirds and seabirds.
For years, Audubon of Florida, its partner chapters, and government land managers have been protecting beach-nesting birds by marking nesting areas with posts, informational signs, and in some cases, light rope strung between the posts. This year, volunteers from Audubon chapters as wide-ranging as St. Johns, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Duval Audubon, wore vests, and set up umbrellas and spotting scopes near beach nesting bird colonies to help beachgoers avoid these sensitive areas, spot shorebirds, and learn more about protecting our feathered friends.
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