Back in the old days least terns made their nests out on the sand dunes. Now you can find them nesting on the tops of the hotels that replaced those dunes. You take my home and I'll take yours! A colony of these diminutive birds has even taken up residence on the lake front hotel in Sanford. What kinds of risks do these endangered roof-top nesters face?
Naomi Avissar, Florida Shorebird Alliance Coordinator, will be here next Sunday to enlighten us and answer questions about least terns and other colony-nesting shorebirds. She'll tell us what we can do to help the least tern colony in Sanford and those elsewhere around the State survive.
In the second part of the program, Sharon McBreen, Senior Associate, U.S. Oceans, Southeast, for The Pew Charitable Trusts will present "Fins and Feathers: Why Little Fish Are A Big Deal To Florida's Waterbirds”. She will talk of the vital role forage fish play in the food chain and Pew’s new protection campaign.