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Town of Indian Shores

Posted on: April 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Audubon Florida Bird Stewardship Training May 7, 9:00 AM

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Audubon Florida is providing a free training May 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. that will provide the tools you need to become a successful bird steward.

The beaches of Pinellas County attracts thousands of visitors each year, from St. Pete Beach to Indian Shores, all the way up to Clearwater Beach. But people aren’t the only ones that enjoy these white, sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Black Skimmers need these types of open beaches to form breeding colonies to lay their eggs and raise their chicks. These seabirds are an imperiled species in Florida and need our help to survive. How can you help? By becoming a bird stewards! Bird stewards are trained every summer to educate the beachgoers about these skimmer colonies and help keep birds and their chicks safe.

Audubon Florida is providing a free training May 7th from 9:00 – 11:00am in the Indian Shores 4th floor Community Room that will provide the tools you need to become a successful bird steward. This training is open to the public and will provide information on the Black Skimmers and other beach-nesting species, how to effectively communicate with beachgoers, and what type of data you can help biologists collect.

Please contact Holley Short at holley.short@audubon.org for more information.

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