Formed in 2002, the goal of the Suncoast Shorebird Partnership is to conserve shorebird and seabird populations from Manatee to Hernando counties through collaborative efforts between government agencies, non-government organizations, and individuals.
Our needs are seasonal based but the peak of activity occurs during the breeding season. Here are a few ways to get involved:
3 Fun Facts about the Suncoast
- We were the first partnership!
- We have the only Least Tern chick-banding program in the state, and a volunteer-supported resighting program that has recorded stopover of federally endangered Interior Least Terns.
- Egmont Key annually hosts the largest Laughing Gull colony in the state with over 25,000 nesting pairs.
Photo Credit: Britt Brown