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Posted on February 01, 2017 by Shea

2017 Pre-season FSA Partnership Meetings

February 9: Florida Panhandle Shorebird Working Group, 10am-3:30pm, 810 Garden Club Dr., Panama City. Contact Ashley.Warren@myfwc.com

February 16: Southeast Florida Partnership, 11am-12:30pm,1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale  . Contact shorebird@myfwc.com

February 21: Collier County Partnership, 1-4pm, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. Contact adinuovo@audubon.org.

February 22: Lee County Partnership, time and location emailed soon. Contact anhinga42@comcast.net 

March 2: St. John’s/Flagler Partnership, 9am-12pm, 999 Anastasia, Blvd, St.Augustine. Contact cfarrell@audubon.org.

March 2: Suncoast Partnership, 1-4pm,  Pelican Rm, CEC Bldg, Eckard College, St. Pete.  Contact forysea@eckerd.edu.

March 2: Timucuan Partnership, 1-4pm, 11241 Fort George Road, Jacksonville. Contact Megan.Wallrichs@myfwc.com.

March 6: Nature Coast Partnership, 1-4pm, 11350 SW 153rd Ct, Cedar Key.  Contact Megan.Wallrichs@myfwc.com.

March 10: Florida Keys Partnership, 9:30-11:30am, State Government Building,2796 Overseas Hwy., Marathon. Contact keywestwildlifecenter@hotmail.com.

March 13: Treasure Coast Partnership, 1-3:30pm, Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 Walton Road, Port. St. Lucie. Contact Heather.Hitt@myfwc.com.

March 15: Space Coast Partnership, 9:30am-12pm, Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave. Cocoa Beach. Contact Heather.Hitt@myfwc.com.


Posted on January 16, 2017 by Billy Brooks

2017 Winter Shorebird Survey

We need your help with the 2017 Florida Winter Shorebird Survey  (a.k.a., the First Friday in February Survey)This survey is geared towards experienced birders who can identify multiple species of wintering shorebirds and seabirds and are able to document banded bird codes. Instructions are below. 

The survey starts on Friday, February 3rd and continues through Thursday, February 9th. This week-long survey serves as the official statewide “snapshot” of coastal wintering shorebirds and seabirds in Florida. Please see Instructions and data sheets.

Please contact Billy_Brooks@fws.gov for questions.


Posted on March 11, 2016 by Naomi

2016 Shorebird Breeding Season begins

Join Florida Shorebird Alliance partners in surveying for nesting shorebirds and seabirds along coastal routes and at historic rooftops. See www.FLShorebirdDatabase.org for instructions and count windows.


Posted on February 05, 2016 by Naomi

Florida Shorebird Database webinars

The training webinars for the Florida Shorebird Database have already occured. However, the recorded sessions are available online on the Resources page of the Florida Shorebird Database.


Posted on December 03, 2015 by Billy Brooks

Two winter surveys coming up!

We need your help with the 2016 International Piping Plover Winter Census and 2016 Florida Winter Shorebird Survey. There are separate dates for each survey.  If you can only participate on one of the surveys, we ask you to prioritize the Piping Plover Winter Census, as this project dates back to 1991.

These surveys are geared towards experienced birders who can identify multiple species of wintering shorebirds and seabirds and are able to document banded bird codes. Instructions are below. 

2016 International Piping Plover Winter Census (January 18th to February 1st): Every five years since 1991, hundreds of volunteers help to survey miles of coastal habitat (from North Carolina to Texas) to help document one of the most endangered shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere, the Piping Plover. We need your help to look for them and count them in Florida!  By surveying coastal habitats that are favored by this species—including beaches, tidal inlets and passes, tidal flats, sand bar islands, sand and mud flats—you can contribute to our understanding of the distribution and abundance of this species in Florida. In some cases a boat may be required to access habitat but most surveys generally involve walking transects. In addition to Piping Plovers we are also very interested in documenting Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers and Red Knots. Piping Plovers in Florida are generally found on sandy beaches, sandbars associated with inlets and passes, and sand flats or mud flats. Hence, for some sites there may be tidal considerations in optimally timing your survey. Click links for guide and census form.

Florida Winter Shorebird Survey (February 5th to February 11th): Florida’s annual Winter Shorebird Survey (a.k.a., the First Friday in February Survey) starts on Friday, February 5th and continues through Thursday, February 11th. This week-long survey serves as the official statewide “snapshot” of coastal wintering shorebirds and seabirds in Florida. Instructions and data sheets can be found by clicking here.

If you would like to participate in either of these surveys, please contact the Survey Coordinator in your region:

Please contact Billy_Brooks@fws.gov for questions.


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