Projects and Research

Refuge staff monitor the beach-nesting bird populations monthly by recording numbers of nesting pairs, spring and fall migrants, and wintering birds. They also follow Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Breeding Bird Protocol (numbers and locations of nesting pairs) and FWC's Monitoring Protocol for Non-Breeding Shorebirds and Seabirds (numbers and locations). Data is entered into the Florida Shorebird Database.