10000 Birds – Snowy Plover Chicks on Okaloosa Island

I have seen dozens of Snowy Plovers and other shorebirds along the Emerald Coast of Florida, but until last week I had never seen their chicks! Nesting season has been underway for weeks here, and I was becoming worried I would never catch a glimpse of their tiny forms.

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Luckily, I met with wildlife staff from Eglin Air Force Base as part of my job, and they agreed to take me on one of their nest surveys. Early Friday morning, I met them at the gate leading to the military-only area of Okaloosa Island.

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