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American Oystercatchers in Florida – Summer 2014

posted on August 11, 2014 in Coastal Conservation,Wildlife

AMOYprefledgeRE[40]preband80414reduceAmerican Oystercatchers spend the entire summer raising their young on an individual oyster rake.

This year Audubon Florida was fortunate to assist the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in banding an Oystercatcher chick on the south Amelia River. There are many unanswered questions about how these rare birds migrate and breed, and re-sighting banded birds provides answers to those questions.

If you see banded Oystercatchers, please report them by clicking here.

Photo by Pat Leary.

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