Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Birds

mottled ducks

Duck hunting spreads to Neal Preserve

PERICO ISLAND – Perico Preserve, a bird sanctuary, is not the only county preserve where duck hunters are shooting easy prey. Since duck hunting season...

Hunters have bird lovers crying ‘foul’ at Perico Preserve

PERICO PRESERVE – It’s a cool, sunny, Thanksgiving weekend day and you’re walking along the path at Perico Preserve looking at the butterflies and...
bird harassment snowy plover

Bird harassment complaint investigated

HOLMES BEACH – An unidentified woman has frightened two snowy plovers and their three chicks off their nest at 5400 Gulf Drive condos, and...

Bird Tips

During bird nesting season, March through August, please follow these tips: Never touch a shorebird chick, even if it’s wandering outside a staked nesting...
White ibis

Shorebird nesting season here

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - When you see terns two by two on the beach and snowy plovers in pairs, it’s a sure sign that...
Red knot

Christmas bird count results in

There were no French hens, geese a-laying, swans a-swimming or partridges in pear trees, but local Audubon volunteers found plenty of birds in the...
Turtle nest excavation

Sea turtles, shorebirds dodge Irma

Sea turtles and shorebirds have survived hurricanes for centuries, and Hurricane Irma damaged, but did not decimate, Anna Maria Island’s turtle and bird populations. “We...
snowy plover

Snowy plovers start bird nesting season

HOLMES BEACH - It's officially bird nesting season - the first snowy plovers, a threatened species in Florida, have made a nest on Anna...