Author Archives: Collier County Shorebird Stewards

About Collier County Shorebird Stewards

The Collier County Shorebird Partnership was formed in 2010 and has begun a steward program to help protect beach-nesting birds by informing beach-goers about these interesting animals and how they can help them nest successfully.

2011 Stewarding Season Kicked off Last Weekend

The 2011 stewarding season is officially underway! Saturday, May 7 was the first day of stewarding at Tigertail Lagoon and Sand Dollar Island on Marco Island. One of our original volunteers, Ellen LeBow, met visitors along with City of Marco … Continue reading

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2011 Steward Training Sessions

As the 2011 shorebird nesting season begins, the Collier County Shorebird Partnership is entering its second year of stewarding in Collier County. This year, training for Lee and Collier Counties is being combined, and rooftop monitoring–yes, some Least Terns nest … Continue reading

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2010 End of Season Steward Luncheon at Rookery Bay

With the end of the 2010 nesting season, Collier County Shorebird Stewards is holding a season-wrap up steward recognition event at Rookery Bay headquarters on Sunday, September 19 at 12:30. All stewards, and friends and family of stewards, are invited, … Continue reading

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The Scene on Sand Dollar, August 27

Volunteer Ellen LeBow made a visit to the Gulf side of Sand Dollar last Friday to see how the colony area was looking and see what nesting birds might still be hanging around. She also took some photos to share … Continue reading

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2010 Nesting Season Concludes

As many of you may already know, with this weekend the 2010 nesting shorebird season in Collier County is over. Thanks to everyone for helping to make the first year of the stewarding program a success! Overall, it appears that … Continue reading

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Colony Status This Weekend

As of Friday evening, I haven’t heard any news of what’s happening at the colony on Sand Dollar. There may be very little activity left, or there may be birds that are still raising young. Practically speaking, it would probably … Continue reading

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Break-through on Sand Dollar

This weekend Gulf-side stewards will find that Sand Dollar looks a little different than it did in the past. There was a big storm on August 11 that created a break-through on Sand Dollar at the location of the largest … Continue reading

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