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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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How Shorebirds Keep Cool

On sunny days, you will probably notice that many of the terns and skimmers at the colony are sitting or standing around with their mouths open. If you get a good look at a chick, you will notice they, too, … Continue reading

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Oil Information Reminder

Local wildlife and environmental professionals, like Nancy Richie, are fielding questions from citizens about whether something strange they saw on the beach was oil or not. Even with the capping of the leaking well, there is still a lot of … Continue reading

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Mr. or Mrs. Skimmer?

Black Skimmers are members of the tern family (Laridae), and though male terns tend to be on average larger than females, they tend not to exhibit any obvious differences to the casual human observer. Their plumage is the same, and … Continue reading

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