Be Watchful for Beach Nesting Birds
CLEARWATER - As temperatures drop and more birds migrate to the south, beach goers are reminded to be careful for wildlife whose habitat is in and around the shoreline. Residents should take special care and be on the lookout for beach-nesting birds.
Open sand areas on Clearwater Beach and Sand Key provide essential breeding habitat for eight species of shorebirds: American oystercatchers, black skimmer, least tern, snowy plovers, and Wilson's plover. These shore birds lay eggs and raise chicks on open beaches. To protect beach-nesting birds:
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