Shorebirds trying to renest after Tropical Storm Colin

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 06:46:49-04

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - A mixed colony birds has had to relocate to a different section of a beach on Marco Island due to Tropical Storm Colin.

Storm surge in the Gulf of Mexico washed out hundreds of black skimmers and least tern nests on Tigertail Beach.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shorebird monitor Dominique Rossetti told the Naples Daily News ( ) that she was hopeful both shorebird colonies could renest.

It is still early in nesting season for black skimmers but terns are near the end of theirs.

Rossetti though said her last count of skimmer nests is back up to 220 nests but the terns last count came in at 400 nests, which is even more nests than were counted before the storm.


Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News,

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