Category Archives: Reports

Reports about stewarding experiences or the status of the nesting birds.

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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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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Weekend Report

Although we were a little short-staffed this past weekend, the stewards who were able to come out made a positive impression. A Gulf-side steward (we don’t know who yet!) met Randy McCormick, the environmental manager at Rookery Bay and made … Continue reading

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Weekend Report

From the lagoon site, the Kubats and Ellen report good days. Visitors were positive and friendly and showed interest in seeing the birds. The lagoon itself has had some interesting birds: Roseate Spoonbills, White Pelicans (from last week), and the … Continue reading

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Colony Report from July 10

The main Black Skimmer colony is bursting with chicks. Steve counted 104, which he estimates is very much on the low end, since many chicks were too far away to be included in the count and some are still hiding … Continue reading

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Fourth: Over!

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is over! Thanks to everyone who came out, despite gray skies, to help the birds! We’ll see how the dust settles, but it seems like we had most of our shifts covered, which was … Continue reading

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