Thursday, March 30, 2017

April 2017 Wrack Line Newsletter

April 2017 WrackLine Cover
Snowy Plover chicks at St. George Island State Park, March 22, 2017, by FPS and Audubon FL

In this issue

Events & reminders

Welcoming the Shorebirds

Upcoming events

April 16-8:30pm: Welcoming the Shorebirds Paper Lantern Procession at Passe-a-grille beach (photo).  
April 5-7: Florida Wildlife Society Meeting in Orlando.  Details and registration here.
April 7: Coastal Conservation Workshop at the Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach. Register here.
April 8-9: Introduction to Local Shorebirds Through Kid's Artwork at the Cedar Key Arts Festival. Details here.
April 17: Beach-nesting Bird Steward Training with the St. John's/Flagler Shorebird Partnership.  RSVP to Chris Farrell at
April 21-23: Florida Ornithological Society Spring Meeting at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin, FL. Details here.
April 22, 9-11am: Beach-nesting Bird Steward Training with the Collier Shorebird Partnership at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island.  RSVP to Alli Smith at
April 23, 9-11am: Beach-nesting Steward Training with the Lee Shorebird Partnership at Lovers' Key State Park.  RSVP to Brad Cornell at
April 29: International Migratory Bird Day at Ft. Caroline National Memorial. RSVP here.


April 15 - 21 is the April count window for the Breeding Bird Protocol.
Notes and presentations from the pre-season partnership meetings are now on the Florida Shorebird Alliance (FSA) Field Notes section.
The FSA website also now contains the following reports:
A Species Action Plan for Four Imperiled Beach Nesting Birds: American oystercatcher, snowy plover, least tern, and black skimmer.
Florida Beach-nesting Bird Plan.

Job Announcements

The beach nesting season is upon us and Audubon Florida is seeking to fill several shorebird jobs around the state.  Please apply and share!