The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds you that it’s waterbird nesting season.
Shorebirds and seabirds, such as snowy plovers and black skimmers, build shallow nests on the ground. Their eggs and chicks are well camouflaged and can easily be missed and stepped on. Wading birds, such as herons, egrets and pelicans, are also nesting now. They typically nest in mangroves and on tree islands around the state. When people come too close to nests, they can cause birds to abandon their nesting sites, leaving eggs and chicks vulnerable.
Learn more about Florida’s Critical Wildlife Areas at MyFWC.com/CWA.