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Beach-nesting Birds in Pinellas County

Beach-nesting Birds in Pinellas County

Learn how Beach-nesting birds grow up in Pinellas County.

Learn how Beach-nesting birds grow up in Pinellas County.

Beach-Nesting Birds - St. Petersburg Audubon Society

Our smallest tern. Often seen flying low over the water, with quick deep wingbeats and shrill cries. Usually hovers before plunging into water for tiny prey; does more hovering than most terns. Populations are endangered in many areas because of human impacts on nesting areas, especially competition for use of beaches. However, Least Terns in some parts of the east are now nesting successfully on gravel roofs near the coast.

Our smallest tern. Often seen flying low over the water, with quick deep wingbeats and shrill cries. Usually hovers before plunging into water for tiny prey; does more hovering than most terns. Populations are endangered in many areas because of human impacts on nesting areas, especially competition for use of beaches. However, Least Terns in some parts of the east are now nesting successfully on gravel roofs near the coast.

Least Terns are nesting on the rooftop of the Space Center in Pinellas County.

Welcoming the Shorebirds!

Welcoming the Shorebirds!

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