Rough year for shorebirds

For the second year in a row, shorebird nesting season has produced fewer chicks than initially anticipated, impacting at-risk species such as least terns and black skimmers.

This season started with a positive outlook, but weather conditions wreaked havoc on the nests, said Audubon Florida Panhandle Shorebird Program Manager Caroline Stahala.

Along Navarre Beach there are two large nesting areas monitored by Audubon.

Read the full article in the Aug. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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