A snowy plover on its nest
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It’s Nesting season for Florida’s waterbirds. And, Florida wildlife officials say it’s important the public keeps its distance, while on the beach or boating on the state’s waterways.

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Florida wildlife officials are highlighting sandhill cranes as well as better ways for the public to coexist with the threatened bird species.

Black Skimmer with chicks
Jim Gray / Audubon of Florida

Environmental groups are encouraging Floridians to be careful of shorebirds when they head to the beach for the holiday weekend.  Nick Evans has more.

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Starting in the Panhandle, Florida wildlife officials are holding a few public workshops on the potential designations of Critical Wildlife areas. The goal is to protect vulnerable wildlife—mainly birds—from human disturbances and predators.

Black Skimmer family with chicks
Jim Gray / Audubon Florida

Memorial Day weekend will bring thousands to Florida’s beaches.  Nick Evans reports environmental groups and state officials are warning visitors to be careful around shore nesting birds.

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As the 4th of July holiday approaches, Florida wildlife officials along with environmental groups want to remind beachgoers to do their part in protecting the state’s nesting shorebirds.