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Bird Stewardship

An abundance of shorebirds nest on the beaches in our parks, and there are several programs to monitor and protect them. Amelia Island State Park and Little Talbot Island State Park plus emergent shoals in Nassau Sound are designated Critical Wildlife Areas, one of only 32 in the state, and are posted ‘no public access’ during nesting to protect focal species including Least Tern, Wilson’s Plover, terns, Black Skimmers, Piping Plovers, and American Oystercatchers. Thousands of migratory shorebirds including federally listed red knots and piping plovers use the island sand flats and emergent shoals for roosting and foraging. Surveys of breeding and wintering shorebirds and seabirds provide critical data for decision making, and summer stewardship protective activities defend the birds from disturbances by beachgoers and boaters. For more information on how you can help our parks, visit the following websites:

Timucuan Shorebird Partnership

Florida State Park Volunteer Program

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