rooftops

Audubon seeks help with rooftop nesters

Audubon seeks help with rooftop nesters

Local Audubon officials are seeking assistance from the public to prepare for rooftop nesting season. Human impacts to the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico have made it harder for endangered least terns and threatened black skimmers to find flat, sandy space to lay their eggs and raise their chicks. Read the full article in […]

Least terns find innovative solution for nesting dilemma

Least terns find innovative solution for nesting dilemma

As development and visiting tourists make it harder to find flat, undisturbed sandy space along the Gulf of Mexico’s beaches, endangered least terns have come up with an interesting solution: rooftops. The birds are nesting on top of grocery stores, schools and shopping centers. It seems like a stretch from their normal homes, but when […]

Rooftops provide nesting alternative for shorebirds

Rooftops provide nesting alternative for shorebirds

When beaches are overcrowded, birds search for other habitats for nesting. Gravel rooftops seem to be a popular choice. Numbers are on the rise according to Emily McKiddy, the Northwest Florida Rooftop Nesting Coordinator for Audubon Florida. “I’d say that the birds are increasing their nontraditional nesting locations,” McKiddy said. “They are also nesting heavily […]