Beach-nesting shorebirds need peace and quiet to survive

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 09:36 AM.
  • Remain behind the posted area, with no part of you or your camera equipment extending beyond the string or signs.
  • Don’t exceed 10 minutes. Too much time photographing near the nest may stress the birds.
  • Don’t “push” birds around the beach. Stay far enough away so the birds do not change their behavior in response to your presence. They need to feed and rest without disturbance.

For more information, go to and download the “Share the Beach with Beach-Nesting Birds”brochure. Or go to the Florida Shorebird Alliance at

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